Catch-22 in Gaza: How Israel Always Winds Up as Hamas’ Best Friend

The incessant bombing raids and the casualties inflicted on civilians have re-cast the Gaza extremists as a pillar of Palestinian resistance against the evil Zionists.

There are three major types of symbioses in nature: mutualism, in which both sides benefit; commensalism, in which one side benefits and the other remains unharmed; and parasitism, in which one side feeds off the other and at its expense. In the turbulent, belligerent but nonetheless symbiotic relations between Israel and Hamas, all three types have been observed.