Hamas, which plays by its own rule book and which is dedicated to destroying Israel, is destroying the Fatah-led Palestinian government. AP reports:
Hamas fighters overran two of the rival Fatah movement's most important security command centers in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, and witnesses said the victors dragged vanquished gunmen into the street and shot them to death execution-style.
Hamas also seized control of Rafah in the south, Gaza's third-largest city, according to witnesses and security officials. It was the second main Gaza city to fall to the militants, who captured nearby Khan Younis on Wednesday, and gave Hamas control of the porous border with Egypt, which has been the source of arms smuggling.
Responding to Hamas' gains, President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah declared a state of emergency, fired Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas, dissolved the Hamas-Fatah coalition and said he would form a new government.
Jimmy Carter certified the Hamas election and urged nations open relations with them. George Soros, the prime benefactor of the Democratic Party and major supporter of Barack Obama, also advocated relations with them.
Is it that difficult to predict what would happen to policy toward Isarel if a Democrat is in the White House?