TITLE

FROM THE EDITORS

PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
Middle East Report;Spring2006, Issue 238, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article takes a critical look on the few salient facts relative to the remarkable success of Hamas, a Palestinian Islamic militant organization and political party, in the January 2006's Legislative Council elections in Palestine. According to the author, the election that Hamas won was the most democratic election in the Arab world in decades, and one of very few that has caused an actual change of government. However, he opines that the vote for the Hamas was not a vote for every clause in its charter, since polls logically show Palestinians desirous for a negotiated peace with Israel. Views and analyses of the author relative to the matter are keyed out.
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27407590

 

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