Hamas wins big in Palestinian elections.
Confidential message from me to Fatah: when you let yourself become the tool of a corrupt, nepotistic wanker just because this wanker happens to be a charismatic figurehead you can expect this sort of backlash after the wanker dies.
Confidential message from me to Israel: put together a government soon, because you’re going to need one.
If Mahmoud Abbas ever had a chance to prove his chops as a reasonable mediator between Palestine and Israel now would be the time. The last thing we need is for the next few years to be more interesting than they already are.
Hamas won an outright majority. Maybe the difference between Hamas and Fatah is tweedle-dum and tweedle-dee, but I don’t think that’s the case. I think that it’s their plan to show that a ‘peace process’ can run in reverse.