Lost amid the hand-wringing over Israel’s botched flotilla raid last month and speculation about the diplomatic fallout for the Jewish state has been perhaps the most significant development, namely the resurgence of Hamas.That might indicate to you and to me that perhaps Israel acted unwisely in this particular instance, but of course that's not Mowbray's point. Rather he wants you to know how bad we all are for not remembering how evil Hamas is and how much we must keep grinding down the Palestinian people so that they blame Hamas for their troubles. Basically the Palestinian just need to accept their status as second class citizens and they will be happy.
On political and financial life support not even a month ago, Hamas has become the face of the Muslim world’s newest cause célèbre: ending the “humanitarian crisis” in Gaza.
We'll have to see how that works out.