I had been willing to believe that the majority of Palestinians were desirous of living in peace with their Israeli neighbors, with a minority being murderous terrorists. These election results have been a real eye-opener for me. It's hard to make excuses anymore, or feel much sympathy for them (although some in this country surely will try). I doubt that bypassing Hamas to continue talks through the PLO will come to anything. The majority of the people have made their feelings clear by voting in a party whose main goal is to destroy Israel.