The big international news story of the week has been the election of Hamas to represent the Palestinian people. While personally my choice would have been the more secular Fatah party, the Palestinian people have spoken and their wishes should be respected.
Reading today's Irish News, I saw a cartoon on the issue that made me smile. In it two Israeli soldiers are sitting atop a huge wall. One remarks to the other "I wish Hamas would go back to where they came from". His fellow soldier replies "You mean stay away from where they came from."