LostonHoth You seem to have a somewhat favorable view of Hamas. I personally think they're a group of thugs. Consider the fact that they were founded by the Muslim Brotherhood which is a radical Islamic group. Also consider that they spread anti-semitic propaganda and insist that the potocols of the Elder of Zion as factual. Also keep in mind that as a radical islamic group they oppress women, a good example is when they murdered a female for being unchaperoned in her fiancee's car. So far from being the "Braveheart" of Palestine, as you so eloquently put it, they're more like a group extremists with a political agenda, not just to free Palestine but also to take control as a political party and gain power.