Saturday, January 28, 2006

Hamas Victory Coverage Is There A Positive Side To The Hamas Victory?

Gindy has extensive coverage of the Hamas election victory at his site. A lot of links. Check it out.

I am not sure what is different, except for the fact that you can see what is coming at you. Fatah hates Israel, Hamas hates Israel. Hamas provides a lot charity to the people, Fatah screws the people.

Although I question the numbers, the CFR puts the amount of expenditures on charity by Hamas at 90 percent. A lot of that money comes from Iran, that much is certain. But even if that number is correct ( like I said, I have my doubts), it means that 10 percent is spent on killing innocent Israelis. I think that negates whatever good they do for their people.

At least I think so.

Update: I have found some others that have some thoughts on this event.

The Logic Lifeline

Fore Left

Liberty And Culture


Always On Watch said...

the CFR puts the amount of expenditures on charity by Hamas at 90 percent

I think that figure is too high. But according to a friend who grew up in Lebanon (Her father was an American diplomat, I believe), Hamas does indeed do much charity work. She believes that Hamas's charity work gives the organization much leverage with the general population.

I am not sure what is different, except for the fact that you can see what is coming at you.

Israel has known all along. And returning land hasn't done one damned bit of good, IMO. The true desire of Hamas is to eliminate Israel as is the desire of Iran.

I watched live coverage of goings on in Gaza and West Bank yesterday. I cringed and finally had to turn off the television.

I don't see any good coming out of the Hamas's election to power because I don't see that world leaders will take the proper course of action (See the sample speech which Jason posted in his comments section--I don't hear any leader saying that!).

Israel's safety is more tenuous than ever. Iran's ties to Hamas only make the whole situation much worse.

It's depressing.

Here is Hamas's charter, from this source:

Our struggle against the Jews is very great and very serious...The Movement is but one squadron that should be supported by more and more squadrons from this vast Arab and Islamic world, until the enemy is vanquished and Allah’s victory is realised...

The Islamic Resistance Movement is one of the wings of Muslim Brotherhood in Palestine. The Muslim Brotherhood Movement is a universal organization which constitutes the largest Islamic movement in modern times...

It strives to raise the banner of Allah over every inch of Palestine, for under the wing of Islam followers of all religions can coexist in security and safety where their lives, possessions and rights are concerned...

The Islamic Resistance Movement is one of the links in the chain of the struggle against the Zionist invaders. It goes back to 1939, to the emergence of the martyr Izz al-Din al Kassam and his brethren the fighters, members of Muslim Brotherhood. It goes on to reach out and become one with another chain that includes the struggle of the Palestinians and Muslim Brotherhood in the 1948 war and the Jihad operations of the Muslim Brotherhood in 1968 and after...

The Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him salvation, has said: ‘The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him...’

That last paragraph is from the Koran.

Always On Watch said...

I just heard on the news that Hamas is going to stick by its goal--the annihilation of the nation of Israel. This appears to have been an official announcement on the part of Hamas.

LASunsett said...

Thanks AOW, for your input, which is always welcome here. I'd say that there is a good possibility of civil war in the Palestinian territories.

Shah Alexander said...

Whatever their ideological backgrounds are, once they take office, they have to adapt themselves to the reality. At this stage, it is not clear whether Hamas can do it or not.

LASunsett said...

Shah, I agree with you, in that Hamas must now govern.

Leading the Palestinian people will not be easy, especially without EU and US aid.