29 January 2006

It's official; Gaza is now really Hamastan

Well, I don't usually speak my mind on political stuff but this time I cannot keep it in. Hamas won. However much I have disliked the ways of Hamas, I could not have said it better than this;

I'd just been discussing the results with one of the doctoral candidates and the interesting thing is that neither of us was particularly alarmed that Hamas had won 75 of the Palestinian Parliament's 132 seats. We were actually impressed that the elections had been clean, fair and transparent; we too saw the vote not as popular support for terrorism but rather rejection of the chaos and corruption over which Fatah had presided. I'm no expert on Palestinian politics and I have no idea what the Hamas victory will bring in the long run. Like everyone else, I can only speculate. And I don't like to speculate. All I can say is that I'm not hysterical, I'm not depressed and I'm willing to wait and see what happens next before I even start to adopt an attitude beyond curiosity.

I really don't know what the outcome of their winning will be. I think that Hamas have many sides to their organistaion than just blowing themselves up (one by one or in multiples). I can only hope that now in power they admit to changing palestinian society in a positive way. Like for example making Palestine cleaner, since it is haram to throw carbage on God's creation. For some time ahead I think that it will be a unsafe and uncertain situation in every regard.

I remember a conversation between me and some relatives some time before the elections. One woman said she would definitely vote for Hamas, since they at least feared God. Her son complained on her decision naming a few bad things with their organisation to which she answered "yes, you are right, but between two bad things I chose the least bad one". Her son announced that they had different opinions while smiling towards his mother. I asked if there were no possibilty to vote blank? There wasn't.

I think to most palestinians Hamas represent a change more than anything. Perhaps some are attracted to the fact that Hamas are doers rather than just speakers. Most of all the result of the vote speak of the fact that palestinians are living in unfair circumstances for too long. I won't get more specific than that.

10 comments:

oblacak said...

All that Hamas did means that they have very strong power. However, they now have new instrument of transmitting their power: The Government. Therefore, they will have to transform. They will have to put that energy in another way that is good for the benefit of Palestinians.

Wish you well!

lisoosh said...

I'm glad you posted, I was looking forward to reading your opinion.

OmAr said...

hi..
I must say i'm very concerned about the palestinian issue, especially the social stuff after Hamas...today, i saw one of Hamas' speakers talking about that, he confirmed that hamas will never disturb the current social life of the palestinians, i believe Hamas, and i think every thing will stay as it is.

Liza said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this.

MomTo5 said...

Salaam Imaan!
thank you for the post!
/Johanna

karim elsahy said...

I have been tring to get ahold of someone in Gaza that could help me with a project I am working on. Could you please email me? onearabworld (at)hotmai1.com. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I agree with a previous comment, I was looking forward to read about your opinion. Du är i mina tankar, kusin.

Skylark said...

Hamas won. However much I have disliked the ways of Hamas Why?

we too saw the vote not as popular support for terrorismWhat! terrorism!!! are you honest? If not "Why?".

rejection of the chaos and corruption over which Fatah not right at all.

All I can say is that I'm not hysterical, I'm not depressed and I'm willing to wait and see what happens next before I even start to adopt an attitude beyond curiosity. Just wish the better "instead of the previous pessimistic words,tawfeeq me rabna bas.

I won't get more specific than that.You got generally rather than specifically. Anyway thnx.

Anonymous said...

HAMAS IS A TERROR ORGANIZATION!!
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT KILLING INOCENT CIVILLIENS???

West Banker said...

Never view the success of hamas is the caused by the failure of Fatah.

How would you ever understand when you are living in your countries?!

Maybe palestinian and israeli civilians die, but what's the cause? It's the main tremendous historical fault of the existence of Israel!!!! (why would a country ever exist suddenly on the land of aborigines ?)

Things go wrong, people die, it's all by the consequences of the big sin and nothing will get right until Plestine returns Palestine (From river to see). After all, no one country ever got its freedom except on the blood of the occupiers and its people (Unfortunately and sad for both)

That's why we see hamas as heros