- This is a vote of no confidence in Abbas and Fatah.
- When you tell your people that Jews are awful, and do not want
peace, and just want to kill Arabs and destroy their homes and holy
sites, then people say, "This means Hamas is right. We should be killing
the Jews and not making peace with them."
- Hamas has now apparently realigned with Iran, which is
"rebuilding relations with the military wing of Hamas," and has recently
sent Hamas "tens of millions of dollars."
Hamas's crushing victory in the April 22 student council election at Bir Zeit University shows that the Islamist movement continues to maintain a strong presence in the West Bank.
Hamas supporters on campus won 26 seats, compared to 16 for their rivals in the Fatah faction, headed by Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas.
The results of the election mean that Bilal Barghouti, who is serving 16 life terms in prison for his role in a series of suicide attacks against Israel, has become the "Honorary Chairman of the Bir Zeit University Student Council."
The Hamas victory came less than 48 hours after its supporters scored a major achievement on another campus: Palestine Polytechnic University in Hebron. There, Hamas supporters won the same number of seats as their rivals in Fatah – a move hailed by leaders of the Islamist movement as a "huge achievement."
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