You've read of Palestinian fundamentalists.
You've read of Palestinian activists.
You've read of Palestinian militants.
You've read of Palestinian peace workers.
Have you ever heard of Palestinian "liberals"?
Well, Toronto's Globe & Mails thinks you should.
They published today this story with this headline:-
Liberal Palestinians fear Hamas win
Walking at the front of the parade is a boy, perhaps in his early teens, carrying the banner of the Hamas movement -- the Islamic militia-cum-political party that opinion polls suggest is poised for a breakthrough in today's Palestinian parliamentary election.Then come the drummers, dozens of them, pounding a martial beat. Some of the drummers look to be no more than five or six years old.
That Hamas was able to hold such a large march in the centre of Ramallah, long considered the most liberal Palestinian city and a stronghold of the secular Fatah movement, in the final hours of the election campaign speaks to the momentum the Islamists have heading into today's vote.