Hamas and Armed Palestinian Resistance

I’ve written quite a bit about Israel’s strategic objectives in the Gaza War. By way of Rob at Arabic Media Shack comes this Alistair Crooke piece in the National which tries to explain why Hamas basically chose to provoke what it knew would be a devastating Israeli response by marking the end of the ceasfire last month with a volley of rockets into southern Israel. Short version: Hamas was already dying a slow but quiet death that was failing to mobilize any international urgency to loosen Israel’s grip on Gaza. Going out with a bang would speed up the process, […]

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