Both ran stories about the militant group, Hamas, deciding it would take part in the upcoming Palestinian elections. CNN paints a rosier picture than does Fox of the situation. CNN’s third sentence says, “[The decision] marks the group's renewed willingness to participate with the Palestinian Authority, which has had closer working relations with
Note: I just went back to check something in Fox’s article and there is an updated version at the same url which says the following which is even more negative about the Hamas decision. The highlighted portion is new or changed:
Hamas, the major force behind a four-year suicide bombing campaign, decided Saturday to run in an upcoming parliamentary election, a move that could undermine Palestinian efforts to end violence, reform a corrupt government and renew peacemaking.
CNN also says, “Hamas' stance reflects efforts by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to promote peace and stability in the West Bank and
The BBC’s take was similar to Fox’s saying the following:
Its involvement, announced by a Hamas leader in the
Hamas beat Fatah - the traditional party of power founded and led by the late Yasser Arafat - convincingly in municipal elections earlier this year.
Aljazeera had a little of both perspectives. Here are three quotes:
The decision may indicate a transformation in Hamas' political thinking and means the elections will see tough competition between Hamas, a branch of the worldwide pan-Islamic movement the Muslim Brotherhood, and Fatah, …
Palestinian political analyst Hani al-Masri has described the decision to contest the July election as "a very positive and qualitative step toward putting an end to political and administrative chaos in the Palestinian society".
Some Fatah leaders have welcomed Hamas' decision to take part in the elections.
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