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Hello Hamas

One of the week's most interesting developments are the victory of Hamas in the Palestinian elections. Now they are faced with the responsibilities of power.

I'll be watching interestedly how they suddenly handle having the power. Will they carry the militancy into government? Will the political and the paramilitary branches face off? Will they be domesticated by the logics of power? (For the Danes: compare with Dansk Folkeparti that suddenly has had to tone down some of their populist right wing lingo as power and influence became a real opportunity?) Or will they move the entire palestinian political circuit more to the violent side than already?


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