Governments around the world disagree about the legitimacy of Hamas, also called the Islamic Resistance Movement. The U.S. and Israel call it a terrorist organization. Some Arab countries see it as a valid organization that fights Israeli repression.
Decent article, ruined by either zero research, irrational and gratuitous moral equivalency or "useful idiots" propaganda lifted from the terrorist's manual of style
If she believes what she wrote, SHE SHOULD GRAB HER BURKA AND GO LIVE UNDER HAMAS RULE.
This journalist obviously has never read Hamas' Charter; or does she subscribe to their views? Did she do any research or just float Othman Atta's propaganda?
Brief excerpts from The Hamas Charter (1988)
The Charter of Allah: The Platform of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas)
This is the Charter of the Islamic Resistance (Hamas) which will reveal its face, unveil its identity, state its position, clarify its purpose, discuss its hopes, call for support to its cause and reinforcement, and for joining its ranks. For our struggle against the Jews is extremely wide-ranging and grave, so much so that it will need all the loyal efforts we can wield, to be followed by further steps and reinforced by successive battalions from the multifarious Arab and Islamic world, ,until the enemies are defeated and Allah’s victory prevails. ..."
“... Israel will rise and will remain erect until Islam eliminates it as it had eliminated its predecessors.
Article Thirteen: Peaceful Solutions, [Peace] Initiatives and International Conferences
[Peace] initiatives, the so-called peaceful solutions, and the international conferences to resolve the Palestinian problem, are all contrary to the beliefs of the Islamic Resistance Movement.
And WHAT "Israeli repression"?
Israel has more freedom of speech and press, and more representative government for Arabs than [in] any Arab state; Israel has Arabs in their Knesset, and Israel gave the vote to Arab women before any Arab state.
Oh, Miss Barton must be referring to those pesky and "humiliating" checkpoints, TO KEEP ARABS FROM BLOWING UP JEWISHWOMEN AND CHILDREN!
Hey, Miss Barton: flown on a plane in the U.S. lately? Seen any "checkpoints"? Got a clue why we have them? Does the date 9/11 ring any bells?