I realize not all Palestinians voted for Hamas (I'm sure most of the Christians there didn't), and it's those people my heart bleeds for. Christians in Gaza have already been warned to submit to Islam, or suffer the consequences. Peace activists and UN workers were gunned down and killed in Gaza, by Hamas militants:
"The first incident occurred when some 1,000 unarmed Palestinian demonstrators marched in Gaza City demanding that Hamas end itsHow utterly lacking in conscience is that? And, of course, they'll immediately criticize Aid groups for abandoning them. And the anti-Israelis and idiots, like Jimmy Carter, will continue to bemoan the situation there, and blame the Israelis and the U.S., and anyone other than the Palestinians themselves.
murderous rampage, reported Ha'aretz. As the protesters approached a Hamas position, militants opened fire, killing two people and sending the rest scattering in fear. Shortly after, two employees of the UN refugee relief agency operating in Gaza were shot dead by Hamas gunmen, prompting the world body to suspend its aid work in the blood-soaked coastal strip."
I know this is a simplistic solution to an enormously complicated situation, but I firmly believe that if the Palestinians could somehow shed their decades worth of virulent hatred, accept that Israel has as much a right to exist as they do, and make a concerted effort to live peaceably together, embracing their neighbours as brothers not as enemies, then perhaps there could be peace in that region. But there are still many, like Housewife4Palestine, who wholeheartedly support Hamas and their vision of an Israeli-free world, and as long as they exist, peace is well-nigh impossible.