Smuggler, if you were actually informed on this issue, which you clearly are not, you would probably want to avoid bringing 'genocide' into any discussion of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, given Israel's well documented history of ethinic cleansing and violations of human rights and humanitarian law against Palestinian people. I'm afraid Israel's 'genocidal' record far surpasses that of Hamas. There are regular calls by Jewish religious leaders in Israel for the Israeli government to "wipe out" the Palestinians. None of these calls are ever condemned by Israel. Here is a recent example, but I assure you that such calls are published regularly: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/erekat-israeli-religious-figure-urging-genocide-of-palestinians-1.310876 In Hebron, the orthodox Jewish settlers have called for a "final solution" of the Arabs for decades, again without condemnation by the Israeli government. Here are some of the photos of Jewish settler graffiti in Hebron which calls for "Arabs to the gas chambers", "Gas the arabs" and "die Arab sand******". (from the Breaking the Silence exhibition): http://azvsas.blogspot.com/2009/01/nazi-mentality-of-zionisms-devotees.html http://www.breakingthesilence.org.il/ There is a very active, religious extremist component of Israeli society which persistently lobbies for the IDF to "cleanse" all of the West Bank and Gaza (biblically known as Judea and Samaria) of its Arab occupants. Does this sound familar? The Israeli government funds these settlers. Smuggler, do you recall what happened to Yitzhak Rabin? He was assasinated by a Jewish religious extremist who opposed any compromise with the Palestinians, believing that all of Israel was the "Promised Land" of the Jews and there will be no peace until all of the Arabs are eradicated. This view has gained a certain currency in Israeli politics, hence the rise of Sharon and Bibi and of the Likud party generally. The reality is that Hamas happens to be a resistance movement which has formed a government. Its charter reflects its inception as a resistance group. Clearly this must change. But the idea that Hamas will never compromise with Israel is utter nonsense and is contradicted by the facts. Hamas has negotiated ceasefires and has offered to recognise Israel on the basis of 1967 borders. Nobody here is a fan of Hamas (least of all me) but please don't play the 'Hamas bad'-'Israel good' card because they are both as bad as each other.