So Hamas has taken control of the Gaza Strip, and has effectively cut themselves off from the West Bank. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, a member of Fatah, has now resigned himself to controlling only half of Palestine, while the glorified terrorists in Hamas celebrate their victory in Gaza. Citizens poured out into the streets after the end of 5 days of fighting. One would be led to believe that the citizens are fully behind the extremist movement.
However, maybe they're not behind Hamas because they believe in what Hamas is attempting to accomplish. I found this quote by a man, who only goes by "Yousef", very fascinating, because it explains why normal citizens are apparently behind Hamas at this point.
"'Today everybody is with Hamas because Hamas won the battle. If Fatah had won the battle they'd be with Fatah. We are a hungry people, we are with whoever gives us a bag of flour and a food coupon,' said Yousef, 30. 'Me, I'm with God and a bag of flour.'"
That says a lot about the situation in Palestine right now.