TITLE

The Lesser Evil

PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
National Review;7/9/2007, Vol. 59 Issue 12, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article comments on the Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip after defeating Fatah, the armed wing of the Palestinian Authority. This is described as a disaster, and support for Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is advised, despite his failure to control corruption in his government. The possible rise of an Islamist Palestinian government is seen as the end of the peace process with Israel.
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25500982

 

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