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Ahmad Khadoura, 47, and his son Kusay at their curbside bakery in Qalqilya. Khadoura cast his vote for Hamas during municipal elections last month. He said the Islamists presented a good program for improving local services.
Ahmad Khadoura, 47, and his son Kusay at their curbside bakery in Qalqilya. Khadoura cast his vote for Hamas during municipal elections last month. He said the Islamists presented a good program for improving local services. (Globe Staff Photo / Charles A. Radin) Globe Staff Photo / Charles A. Radin

Hamas finding fertile ground

Armed group gains with voters

By Charles A. Radin
Globe Staff / June 5, 2005

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QALQILYA, West Bank -- Palestinians here on the front lines are catching their collective breath after 4 1/2 years of bloody conflict with their Israeli neighbors, and looking for leadership out of the mess they are in. (Full article: 1655 words)

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