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Home arrow Palestinian Elections arrow Sharon's Last Victory
Sharon's Last Victory PDF Print E-mail
Jan 27, 2006 at 12:00 AM
by Michel Warschawski [The Alternative Information Center, January 27, 2006]

“Hamas’s decisive victory in the unquestionably democratic elections held in the Palestinian occupied territories is the result of many factors. However, above all else, it is a great victory for Ariel Sharon’s policy.

For decades the destruction of the PLO has been a strategic objective for the former Israeli PM, and this was not his first attempt; Sharon’s bloody venture in Lebanon in 1982 represented a major effort to achieve this goal. However, despite both Israel’s military might and ruthless brutality-- exemplified by its role in the Sabra and Shatila massacres-- the Lebanon invasion failed.

Back in power in 2001, Ariel Sharon was determined to succeed where he failed two decades before...”

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Discussing Hamas with Gazan Expatriate Samah Sabawi

I caught up with Samah Sabawi on August 1st, 26 days into the Israeli assault on Gaza. Samah is a Canadian Palestinian with family roots in Gaza. I wanted to ask her views on the current situation in Gaza and particularly on the role Hamas is playing. She is a playwright, a policy advisor to AlShabaka and is former public advocate for Australians for Palestine. She was for many years a media spokesperson for National Council for Canada Arab Relations (NCCAR) and moved in 2009 to Australia where her parents and many other members of her Palestinian family have found refuge.

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