Friday, September 12, 2008
This is an interesting story. Hamas, though popular, is sometimes overly brutal. The consequences are sometimes to engender fear - and sometimes, as in this instance, rebellion:
I was transferred to a prison where Palestinian prisoners from all factions were held. Even though the prison is run by the Israelis, the prisoners manage affairs on their own. Each faction plays a role in the management of the prisoners' affairs. Hamas was the majority in the prison. This was not the case at the beginning of the Intifada, when Fatah was the majority, but later, Hamas became the majority and had control of the prison – especially over its own people, who were the majority. This was the beginning of my awakening.