Emanuele Ottolenghi is correct; because of their victory, the members of Hamas are no longer "oppressed" thugs. From now on, when Hamas lobs a few rockets into Israel, it'll be doing so not as a fringe group but as a representative of the Palestinians. In other words, it'll be one state attacking another.
Until Tuesday, the PA could hide behind the excuse that they were not directly responsible and they could not rein in the "militants." Now the "militants" are the militia of the ruling party. They are one and the same with the Palestinian Authority.
Link via Woody.