Argument: Hamas was democratically elected; Israel must make peace with them

Issue Report: Israeli military assault in Gaza


Hippler, a researcher at the University of Duisburg-Essen’s Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) – “Europe has made a couple of mistakes in the last couple of years. Instead of respecting the elections (that brought Hamas to power) and dealing with someone they don’t like, they’ve helped to trigger a kind of civil war among Palestinians. And you can’t have peace with an opponent that is at war with itself.”[1]