Wednesday, October 24, 2007

"Hamas, which sought international legitimacy after winning the Palestinian Authority elections in early 2006, seems to have forgotten about its own electoral victory. Since assuming power, Hamas has behaved like a gang of thugs and not like a government that respects the rule of law. It terrorizes Palestinians, kills them extrajudicially, violates basic democratic rights and even forcibly prevents collective prayer."
PS The author of the article tells me that her piece was radically edited (she sent me the original), and criticisms of Abu Mazen and Fath were deleted in the final version.