Six of one
I understand I'm oversimplifying here. But does anyone else find all this gnashing of teeth around the replacement of Fatah with Hamas at least faintly ridiculous?
"Any citizens of these countries, who are present in Gaza, will put themselves in danger," a Fatah-affiliated gunman said as he stood outside the EU Commission's office in Gaza. He was flanked by two masked men holding up their rifles.
If the European governments don't apologize by Thursday evening, "any visitor of these countries will be targeted," he said.
Palestinian security officials said they would try to protect the foreigners in Gaza. However, police have largely been unable to do so in the past, with 19 foreigners kidnapped — and released unharmed — in recent months, mostly by Fatah gunmen.
Sami Abu Zuhri, a spokesman for the Islamic militant Hamas, which defeated Fatah in last week's Palestinian parliamentary election, also demanded an apology from European countries. However, he said foreigners in Gaza must not be harmed in the protests. (Babbler's emphasis)
Who's the moderate, and who's the hardliner again? What exactly do those terms mean in the context of Palestinian politics?