Instead of whining, moaning and pointless terror attacks against the victors, Germans had a better idea:
Therefore, if I were in charge of Hamas, I would do the following:
1. I'd realise that Gaza is a tiny country that can't win any military conflict; the chance to gain any territory from Israel is precisely zero.
2. Therefore, I'd immediately stop shooting the stupid rockets to Israel.
3. Then I'd formally recognise the State of Israel as a necessary prerequisite to peace negotiations.
4. During the negotiations, I would use all my Arab charm and charisma to reach the maximum of the situation, such as generous indemnification for “stolen Palestinian homes” (sure, all of us know that Gaza Palestinians are mostly descendants of illegal immigrants who came from Egypt in the 1920's and 1930's, but who cares.)
5. When the conference is successfully closed, the time will come to promulgate the statehood of the Republic of Gaza. It would be instantly recognised by all the important world powers and Israel.
6. The peace deal together with the formal statehood would be accompanied by generous subsidies paid for by the USA and the EU; this would elevate the living standards of the Gaza populace way above the current level.
7. To ensure more long-term perspectives, I would make an attractive offshore finance centre out of Gaza, sort of Singapore of the Mediterranean. I would set tax rates low enough to make Israelis envious and their capital flow in. (A sweet revenge!)
8. I would convince my more well-off Muslim brethren to invest into a tower competing with the Burj Khalifa in Dubai to attract foreign investors and tourists. I'm sure American and European lefties would flock to the Gaza Tower to support the young nation's economy.
9. In a decade or two, Gaza could match the living standards of Singapore.
10. Meanwhile, I would stop over to Oslo to collect my Nobel Peace Prize.
That doesn't sound bad, does it? All of this is perfectly realistic and may have been achieved long ago if the real leaders of Hamas weren't as stubborn as they are.
Or perhaps it would be all different. I would be shot by my Hamas colleagues on the spot as soon as I'd dare to articulate the point number one.
Or maybe Hamas has no real leader to speak of.