Not that there are really any moderates worthy of the name in the high levels of power in the Palestinian Authority, but in any case what is most noteworthy about this is that many in the West will nevertheless insist on pretending that Hamas itself is now moderate, and will retreat definitively from its calls for the total destruction of Israel. From AP:
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Hamas said Saturday it had completed the formation of its government without succeeding to bring in moderate parties, a step that looked likely to only increase the chances of international isolation.
The narrow government to be presented to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at a meeting Sunday could bring on crippling economic sanctions that the World Bank has warned would devastate the poverty-stricken Palestinian territories.
Abbas will approve the Hamas government “” which does not include his pragmatic Fatah Party, presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rdeneh said.
But he will warn the Islamic militant group, which is sworn to Israel’s destruction, that their refusal to moderate their hard-line positions could “get them into trouble,” the spokesman said.
Oh, I doubt they have anything to worry about.