Thursday, January 26, 2006

Who wants peace?

I don't follow politics. I rarely write about it, and when I do, it is with a definite lay perspective.

I have been keeping an eye on the Palestinian elections. While I have read other bloggers who believe that the average Palestinian wants peace with Israel, a job, economic stability, and a future for their children, I have always felt that the average Palestinian wants to destroy Israel, and live out their lives with whatever consequences that creates.

Yesterday, we finally found out what the average Palestinian voter wants.

78% of the 1.3 million eligible voters took part in the elections. They are estimating that Hamas has won between 70 and 75 of the 132 available parliament seats, somewhere between 53% and 56% of the vote. Which means if you do the math, somewhere over half a million Palestinians voted for suicide bombers and the destruction of Israel.

Yes, there were other issues. Corruption, poor services and an inability to lead took away whatever credibility Fatah had. But there were other, lesser known choices available to Palestinians. Instead, behind the veil of a voting booth, over half of their population shouted out loud and clear, that they are for suicide bombers and they are in favor of the destruction of Israel.

They voted for war over peace.

Sad, really. And somewhat enlightening. They could have made a bold statement renouncing terror, and instead, show us their true hand.


Blogger Air Time said...


January 26, 2006 9:54 AM  
Anonymous Keglavithcher Rav said...

Are you surprised?

January 26, 2006 9:57 AM  
Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Now, that's funny. You answered his question before he posted it. I like that.

January 26, 2006 5:49 PM  
Blogger The Zwicker said...

While it reflects on a sad reality, that the Palestinians as a whole want to destroy Israel, this could actually be good for Israel politically. The Palestinian "nation's" official government is now part and parcel of an organization that the United States already classifies as terrorist. Also, if Hamas attacks or bombs within "undisputed" Israel again, the Palestinian leadership can no longer claim that it's the work of renegades since Hamas is now the government. I recognize that certain countries will still rip into Israel for retaliating, but having the United States on its side goes a long way.

January 26, 2006 9:33 PM  
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January 27, 2006 3:13 AM  
Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Has your head finally exploded?

January 27, 2006 8:11 AM  
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