Every Palestinian child knows that if presidential elections were held today, the terrorist group Hamas would win. The most recent PSR poll, published one month before the Hamas massacre, showed that 58% of the Palestinians would vote for Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh [net worth reportedly $4billion] as opposed to 37% for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
The poll also showed that 58% of the Palestinian public supports “armed confrontations and intifada” against Israel. …
On October 29, dozens of schoolgirls marched in Jenin, chanting: “We are the daughter of [Hamas arch-terrorist Mohammed] Deif” and “We want Jihad [holy war], we want to die for the sake of Allah,” and “We want to blow up the head of the Zionists.”
At other demonstrations by Hamas supporters, … Palestinians chanted: “Anyone who has a rifle, should either shoot a Jew or give it to Hamas.”
US President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken can continue to argue as much as they want that Hamas does not represent the Palestinians, but everyone who lives in the West Bank and Gaza Strip knows that this is a lethal lie. Every Palestinian is aware of, and often admires, the pro-Hamas demonstrations that have been taking place in the West Bank since October 7.