Amazing, everyone is so entrapped by the need to find an all powerful villian that will absolve the world of responsability.
Hamas did stage a coup, and did kill members of the opposition parties in their own parliament.
This is fact.
They did not do it because it was in the best interests of the people that elected them.
They acted as all dictatorial parties act, in their own interests.
They knew that constantly shooting rockets at Israel would bring down a response.
They did it on purpose. They used the death of their own people for propoganda.
They knew that their rockets had no strategic military value, but that they were only weapons of terror.
That is why the Canadian and most European nations see them as terrorists.
There is enough blame to go around, but everyone also bears their share of responsibility.
If you really want to support the Palestinians, argue on behalf of them finally acquiring honest leadership.
Why is everyone so afraid of acknowledging this ?
Because if you acknowledge responsibility, you loose the ability to blame everyone else for what is wrong with you.
It is called growing up.