“This brings nothing to us except disadvantages,” said [Mahmoud] Zahar [Hamas founder and foreign member], whose home along a sandy street in Gaza City is pocked from what he called “Fatah bullets” from the 2007 fighting. “First, our land is not just the West Bank and Gaza, and that is important. It is all of Palestine.”
Kamal Ajrami, a 54-year-old police officer, said he believes that a military victory over Israel is possible.
“As much as the Jews did to us, it is different now,” Ajrami said as he left a mosque here. “We have now reached Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. We are strong, and as they hit us in our houses, they will feel the same now in theirs.”
Even if the statehood bid does what it is supposed to do and weaken Hamas, they still aren't going away. Can't expect the Huffington Post to rain on their own parade, though.