"Sixty seats makes a winner, but winning by this large majority means the Palestinian people have given us a high level of confidence and put a heavy responsibility in our hands."Yep, so much for any chance of continuing middle eastern peace talks. I certainly hope the average Palestinian knows what they are potentially in for now that they've decided to do this. The response from the international community should be very interesting indeed. I know that Kofi Annan was certainly not impressed from what footage I saw of him on the BBC.
A militant group formally sworn to the destruction of Israel, Hamas swept to victory over the long-dominant Fatah movement in Wednesday's polls, a political earthquake that may bury any hope for peace talks with Israel soon.
Friday, January 27, 2006
The irony of democracy
Well, it seems that Hamas has won the Palestinian elections and by a huge margin as well: