The direction for this crackdown is coming from poppa in Tehran. And the world is content to let them acquire atomic bombs, while claiming it is Israel who is dangerous. One reason that Israelis don't take the possibility of peace seriously is that the people on the other side of the table have never entered the civilized world. (Except for Egypt, which was always a more civilized country than the others in the region).
Hamas' Khaled Meshal met with Saeb Erekat in Qatar (Haaretz)