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Middle East Peace Reports: February 2006 Archives

February 27, 2006 - Vol. 7, Issue 28

The Post-Election Picture: In a new poll of Palestinian opinion since Hamas' victory, the Jerusalem Media & Communication Center found that 73.9% of Palestinians did not expect Hamas' overwhelming majority in the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) elections.

February 20, 2006 - Vol. 7, Issue 28

Lack Of Peace Process Helped Drive Palestinians Into Hamas' Arms: The Palestinian Center for Policy Survey Research (PSR) released its exit polling from the recent Palestinian elections, revealing that a lack of a peace process with Israel contributed significantly to Hamas' stunning victory over Fatah.

February 13, 2006 - Vol. 7, Issue 27

Raise The Drawbridge. According to the definition of high-ranking Israeli security officials, the formation of a Hamas government means a freeze in relations with Israel.

February 6, 2006 - Vol. 7, Issue 27

Curb Your Enthusiasm: ...Hamas DID NOT receive a majority of the vote, although they received a majority of the legislative seats...