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Hamas Victory

(22 mins) HAMAS VICTORY investigates the appeal of an officially terrorist organization both in the isolated, more traditionally Islamic oriented Gaza Strip, and in the secularized West Bank. The earlier Palestinian popular support of Yassir Arafat's "Fatah" movement has declined as its corruption and scandals punctuated the failure to achieve peace and prosperity, much less totally expel the Israelis - portrayed as alien and brutal occupiers. Beginning with its (ironically) Israeli supported development by the Muslim Brotherhood imported decades ago from Egypt and climaxing in its unanticipated sweep of democratic elections, this emerging force was born of a deep and furious hatred of Israel and its Western supporters. Can the West hope that it will become more pragmatic and recognize the need to negotiate with Israel? HAMAS hints at the answers in the words of those who supported it.