Sunday, February 22, 2009

Waltz with Gaza

I'm borrowing the title from Waltz with Bashir to apply the nuances to Hamas' rule of Gaza. In the movie's imagination of the Wild Wild West, the thuggish cowboy would shoot at a man's feet, making him dance to avoid the bullets. This is what Hamas is doing in Gaza - shooting at the Gazans' feet to make them dance to the tune of Hamas. Since the coup and counter coup between Fatah and Hamas, the democratic political institution of the Palestinians have collapsed with Fatah (partially) controlling the West Bank and Hamas controlling Gaza.

I recently discovered this interesting documentary on how Hamas is governing Gaza. It's called Inside Hamas.

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