Hamas is between a rock and a hard place, and I can't say me is not pleased. Me is mucho pleased. Me does "I am so very mucho pleased" dance while sticking his tongue out. On one hand, the outgoing parliament has voted in more powers to Abbas that will enable him to act as a check and balance to any attempts by Hamas to turn Ghaza into Hamasistan, which rumor has it, they are not very happy about. On the other hand, the US and Isarel are pondering an attempt of "Regime Change" via performing a serious cash squeeze by denying aid to Hamas, which would force them to lay off thousands of government workers and in turn become hugely unpopular amongst the palestinian population. And guess what? Hamas is not pleased about that either! Mushir al Masri, a Hamas spokesman and incoming legislator, said attempts to bring down a future Hamas government were hypocritical.
"This is ... a rejection of the democratic process, which the Americans are calling for day and night," al Masri said. "It's an interference and a collective punishment of our people because they practiced the democratic process in a transparent and honest way."Nope, this is not that at all. They just don't like you, and they think if they give you money you will use it to buy weapons and wage attacks on them, so why give you any? This is aid money and aid is not an entitlement. End of Story. "We need a firm Islamic and Arabic position to confront this challenge," al Masri added. Sorry dude. We are too busy boycotting Butter and LEGO at the moment. Call back later when there isn't a cartoon crisis going on, will ya?