Argument: Hamas was democratically elected; Israel must make peace with them
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Hippler, a researcher at the University of Duisburg-Essen's Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) - "Europe has made a couple of mistakes in the last couple of years. Instead of respecting the elections (that brought Hamas to power) and dealing with someone they don't like, they've helped to trigger a kind of civil war among Palestinians. And you can't have peace with an opponent that is at war with itself."