Hamas’ Diplomatic Wing Taking FlightSeptember 6, 2012 14:55 by Pesach Benson
Hamas is training its own diplomatic corps. As Reuters points out, this would end the PLO’s monopoly on representing the Palestinians in global forums.
It deepens Palestinian divisions. And it damages an otherwise sure-thing statehood bid in the UN General Assembly.
So if you support the idea that Israel and the West should engage Hamas, or if you think there are legitimate distinctions between Hamas’ “acceptable political wing” and “less acceptable military wing,” I wouldn’t advise talking up those points in Fatah circles nowadays.
Too bad the same can’t be said of the Palestinians.