Palestinians Show Support for Hamas as Election Nears

In the West Bank city of Jericho, the campaign to succeed the late Yasser Arafat is underway. The Islamist Hamas faction had a relatively strong showing in the recent municipal elections, which is making some observers wonder about the future of the balance of power in Palestinian politics. Hear NPR's Peter Kenyon.

Correction Feb. 2, 2005

The introduction to this report said Palestinian presidential candidate Mahmoud Abbas called Israel the "Zionist enemy." It failed to note Abbas' remark came after an Israeli tank shell killed seven Palestinians in Gaza. NPR regrets the omission.

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