Gaza votes for jihad terror. From AFP, with thanks to Teri:
GAZA CITY (AFP) – The radical Islamist movement Hamas was celebrating a landslide victory in the first ever local elections in the Gaza Strip, winning 77 out of the 118 seats up for grabs, election commission sources said.
The mainstream Fatah faction of Palestinian Authority president Mahmud Abbas won just 26 seats while independents and minor parties won the remaining 15 slots in 10 municipalities across the territory in Thursday’s election….
Hamas had campaigned on a strong anti-corruption ticket, amid widespread disillusionment among voters about the incompetence and cronyism which has characterised many councils.
Abbas has vowed a crackdown on corruption and to implement sweeping reforms of the Palestinian institutions but the results in Gaza appear to indicate that voters do not trust the establishment party to put its own house in order.
Mushir al-Masri, a spokesman for Hamas, said the results were a damning indictment of the levels of institutional corruption.
“This means that the Palestinian people reject corruption and hope for change to protect its interests,” he told AFP.
Reject corruption, choose jihad.