A bit of a quandary for the British extreme left
"The Hamas government announced Tuesday that it will not permit thousands of striking teachers to return to their jobs, further heightening tensions with its political rivals in the West Bank....Despite the strike, Hamas kept schools running and hired some 2,200 new teachers and administrators".
Compare and contrast that with a piece from a nameless weekly Trot paper, quoted by Indymedia.ie, and linked form there for hygiene reasons:
"The stunning military victory by the Palestinian Hamas movement over the rival Fatah organisation in the Gaza Strip last week was a strike against imperialism in the Middle East.
The US and its allies have described the Islamist group Hamas’s driving out of Fatah from Gaza as a “military coup” aimed at creating a “mini Taliban state”.
It is nothing of the sort. Hamas is the democratically elected Palestinian government. Its victory last week stopped an attempted military takeover sponsored by the US and its Israeli and Egyptian allies".
Let's see them wriggle out of that one.
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