PRAGUE — Hamas’ capture of the Gaza Strip has created, along with Iran, a second radical Islamist state in the Middle East. The region, probably the Arab-Israeli conflict and certainly the Palestinian movement will never be the same.
What has happened should not be a surprise. Fatah’s failure is not due to American foreign policy, Israel or anyone but Fatah itself. It is Yasser Arafat’s ultimate legacy, for he encouraged not only terrorist violence against Israel, but also anarchy and corruption within his own organization.
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