Israel and the US seem intent on humiliating Abbas and strengthening Hamas. How blind can you be? Very when you don't respect your opponent or regard them as equal. A short term victory over Abbas only means that down the line you have to negotiate with a stronger Hamas. Israel doesn't know how to make peace. They are a people who have lost the skills to do peace. A sad people.
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from the article: U.S. House opposes unilateral declaration of Palestinian state