Obviously, you would not be terribly happy with the inconvenience of a massively increased chance of meeting an unhappy end, so naturally you form a resistance movement. This does attract many undesirables, who take great pleasure in killing the occupying forces in nasty ways. However, since you're not allowed to have an army, the traditional home of such types, what else can you do with these people? And you may consider the complete destruction of the occupying nation a fairly valid aim of your resistance movement.
This movement gets popular amongst the general populace, and evolves into the welfare state. So here you have an organisation which opposes the people who make your life a misery in a very public and dramatic way, and also does practical things to make your life a little better.
Why is anyone surprised that eventually they win an election? (And conversely, why is noone surprised this didn't come sooner?)
So anyway, what's the fuss about Hamas?
Yeah, their values are a bit backward, their tactics nasty, and they do have this little thing against the people oppressing them. But nothing which isn't a response to their country being invaded, and fairly representative of the predominant culture of the region.
And isn't the point of FreeDemocracy(tm) to give the people the chance to get leaders who represent their point of view into power? And once they're there, should other countries immediately demand they change the policies which got them elected?
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