Hamas wins parliamentary elections, Christians face certain persecution
Mission Network News
Gaza (MNN) — The first Parliamentary elections in 10 years have seen a resounding victory for the Islamist Hamas Party, clearing the way for the radical group to set up a new government. The Hamas victroy has many Christians on their knees in prayer, because their charter calls for the annihilation of Israel .
Jimmy DeYoung is with Shofar Communications believes the Hamas victory was a direct result of one issue– Israel giving away their land. “You don’t give land to Hamas. They claimed victory. The people have elected them to power. They believe they are the only ones who can defeat Israel and gain back all the land that they claim was their state.”
MNN asked DeYoung what he thought would happen to Palestinian believers. “They have been under persecution from these Islamic fundamentalist groups. They’re going to come under intense persecution at this time.”