Israel and the West has no option but to talk to Hamas. Their failure to
recognize Hamas’ legitimacy is counter productive to the process of
engagement in the region.One cannot encourage democracy on one hand and
then turn one’s back when the result is not to one’s liking!
The Palestinians have chosen Hamas to represent them, this process was
through a legitimate election that was judged free and fair. For Israel
and the West to now say that they will no longer support the Palestinian
Authority because Hamas in in control of the PA is to say to the
Palestinians that your vote, your choice and your future is of no
consequence and therefore your aspirations are irrelevant.
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