From Hamas Rules:
The Palestinian vote might turn out to be clarifying – in the sense of showing the world that no Israeli-Palestinian peace is possible until the Palestinians have leaders who really want to live in peace with Israel. It should never be forgotten that in 2002 – under Arafat – Palestinian terrorists were allowed to murder 452 Israelis. That figure later dropped because Israel and the U.S. finally gave up on Arafat as a credible peace partner and turned to a strategy of unilateral separation and military strikes. The obligation of the U.S. is to make it clear to Hamas, and to all Palestinians, that there is no future in terror.