Far be it from me to praise Hamas – who don’t seem to be shy of playing their part in Palestine’s civil war – but who is carrying out a coup against who?
Hamas controls the government after a landslide election. Abbas sacks Haniyeh and dismisses the government and takes total control himself.
A political party (Fateh) still controls Palestine’s security departments, even though it was voted out of power. And Hamas’s takeover of these buildings is called “seizing control”.
This misreporting is because anyone can call themself a Middle East Expert just because they spent a week in Tel Aviv.
If Hamas ends up with Gaza, and Fateh with the West Bank – these two self-serving parties will have done more to kill the Palestinian dream than Israel.