Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hamas and the people of Gaza

The Washington Post publishes a report today on the situation in Gaza, with a telling comment from one citizen:

While some people expressed anger at Hamas for engaging Israeli soldiers in residential areas, others said the guerrillas had no choice.

"They were born among the people and came from the people," said Tamir Mansour, 35, a clerk at a Gaza City medical clinic. "Gaza is a very narrow, very congested place. We don't have separate camps for the fighters and separate camps for civilians."

Meanwhile, in the same issue, Sudarsan Raghavan reports from a hospital in Cairo where wounded Gazans are being taken for medical care. By and large, these civilians vow their continued support for Hamas, as do the Egyptians who come to visit them.

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