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    • Returner
    • 20.09.11 | 13:45 (IDT)

    violence would erase all these gains, which is why violence seems assured. Israel not wanting to give up the west bank may very well goad Hamas into another bloody round. If that isn't enough price taggers may push the PA over the edge. Hamas on the other hand will not want to see the PA make inroads and undermine their ''resistance'' option, so look for them to cause trouble (in retaliation to IAF bombings or in a brazen attack before U.N vote on their part) Iran seeing its influence deminish in favor of Turkey may want to pull a power play, as their street cred depends on the popularity of the resistance option and its actors; (Hamas, Hezbollah). On the other hand, the move is doomed to fail, U.S has assured a veto, thus doing the heavy lifting for the resistance camp that won't have to take the initiative, with all the danger and risk involved. Prediction: Hamas, Iran, Hezbollah will sit on their hands while U.S will score an own goal blocking the PA initiative, leaving the PA even weaker...

    from the article: Israel ready to launch peace talks with Palestinians tomorrow, UN envoy says
    First published 11:14 20.09.11 | Last updated 11:14 20.09.11
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