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A Democratically-Elected Hamas is Still a Terrorist Organization

A Democratically-Elected Hamas is Still a Terrorist Organization

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In 2006, amidst growing resentment toward the Palestine Liberation Organization, Hamas won political power in a democratic election. The group, named a terrorist organization by both the United States and European Union, retains its charter calling for violence against Israel, yet provides critical social services to its constituents. Is a democratically elected Hamas still a terrorist organization, or should nations around the world recognize Hamas as a legitimate governing body?  

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  • Steven A. Cook

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    • Douglas Dillon Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations
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    • Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute
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    • American lawyer
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    • Associate Director of the Harvard Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research
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    • Former Journalist, Current Author and Co-Director of the UK/DC-based Conflicts Forum
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