At first I was confused when Israel linked the flotilla to Hamas & Al Queda - it was obvious that Israel would have to ease the blockade of Gaza & by linking the flotilla to Hamas they empower Hamas to say "we solved the blockade, even Israel said so" enhancing their popularity in Gaza. I suspect Amira Hass is correct - by creating more division between the West Bank & Gaza, Israel makes a 2 state solution less viable or likely. Something I've long suspected of some of the more extreme elements in Israeli politics. Perhaps it is time for a smart Palestine to say "all these facts on the ground make it impossible for the 2 state solution to work. What we want is a single state & the right to vote" & really mean it. No reasonable human being can object to a demoracy can they?
Security cabinet meeting convened to assess security situation in Israel's south ends (Haaretz)
from the article: Not by cement alone
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