Turkish PM Erdogan's latest interview with Charlie Rose:
(Beginning of a segment where Erdogan highlights the West's hypocritical embrace of democracy only when it's convenient)
Erdogan: Elections were held and Hamas won the elections.
Rose: (quickly interjecting) BUT NOT ON THE WEST BANK!
Erdogan: (apparently not aware that Hamas won the authority to represent the West Bank as well) I was speaking in general terms!
As we all know the Palestinian Authority elections of 2006 were held democratically while under occupation (quite a feat indeed). I don't think I need to copy and paste the quotes from Jimmy Carter and the UN verifying this.
What some don't know is that the elections were to decide representation of the entirety of the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967 (East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank).
Indeed Hamas' Change and Reform bloc won an almost universal victory in the Gaza Strip (majorities of seats in every Gaza governate besides Rafah).
What Charlie Rose doesn't know (or doesn't want to know) is that Hamas also won a crushing landslide victory in Jerusalem and the West Bank as well.
They won a majority of seats in Jerusalem (despite the fix being in for Fatah), Tulkarem, Tubas, Nablus, Salfit, and more.
In fact: in the West Bank's most populous governate of Hebron, Hamas won all 9 of the available seats.
Furthermore, in a stunning humiliation for Fatah & the Salam Fayyad Teen Bop fanclub (Charlie Rose, Roger Cohen, & Tom Friedman) Hamas won 5 of 6 seats in the seat of the fake Palestinian state, Ramallah.
The great thing about the Washington Establishment's colonial fetish for the fake state being built "from the ground up", is that even when that fake vision is rejected overwhelmingly and publicly by the colonized people being spoken for; the fetish cannot be weakened in the slightest.