The Palestinians, never long on their own self-interest, seem to be headed toward electing a fair number of Hamas candidates. But not to worry, Hamas itself is “changing” and might even negotiate with a “non-existent” state or is it “entity,” at least according to this AP report:
“Negotiation is not a taboo,” said Mahmoud Zahar, a prominent Hamas leader in Gaza and a top candidate for the group. He said Hamas would be willing to talk to Israel through a third party, similar to past negotiations between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon.
Touching, that…. Tony Blair is evidently not impressed.