Saturday, November 18, 2006
TIME.com: Meet the Palestinians' New Leader -- Page 1: "But international consensus on Hamas may be starting to unravel. For the moment, Hamas officials are reduced to smuggling suitcases of cash into Gaza to pay salaries to government employees. But Arabs states were so outraged that the U.S. used its veto power to stop a U.N. resolution condemning the Israel killings in Gaza that they vowed to break the embargo and start sending funds to the Palestinians. In Cairo, say insiders, the Europeans, the U.N. and the Russians began distancing themselves from the hard-line U.S. stance, claiming that the new Palestinian government should be given a chance. "