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Victory of Hamas: The Chickens Have Come to Roost Oktober 28, 2007

Posted by ummahonline in Islam Bi La Hudud, Kolum.
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By: Farish A. Noor

The spectacular victory of Hamas at the polls has caught many local and international watchers of Palestinian politics with surprise, though it should not have been one at all.

Hamas�s resounding victory � ammounting to 76 seats won compared to Fatah�s 43 � has given Hamas an outright majority in Parliament. The high turnout of 77 per cent would also indicate that this was no fluke victory, but rather a decisive indictment of the failure of Fatah and other moderate Palestinian leaders to keep the Palestinian pact going and to persuasively argue the case for Palestine on the broader international stage. (more…)