Gaza Strip: Hamas accused of being moderate – latimes.com

Hamas, the Palestinian faction viewed by many in the West as a nest of terrorists and Islamic hard-liners, is battling a curious new epithet: moderate.Fifteen months after a punishing Israeli offensive failed to dislodge Hamas from power in the Gaza Strip, rival resistance groups and some former supporters say the organization has become too political, too secular and too soft.

Hamas hasn’t fired rockets at Israel since January 2009 and has pressured other armed groups to follow suit. Hamas leaders have signaled a willingness to negotiate a long-term truce with Israel.

via Gaza Strip: Hamas accused of being moderate – latimes.com.

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