I feel you have been reading too much Robert Ludlum,Danite. I really dont think that but have no basis with which to argue these points. My logic tells me that Hamas now has a chance at legitimacy and wont want to throw it away,by attempting to create an Iran on the shores of Israel.It can never happen.The smart ones know it.But what they have shown is a love for their people and basically their bombs have been effective in forcing Israels hand and now there is a chance for a deal,they wont want to blow it. Its only an assumption,albeit an important one to think about and Im sure there are people who really know the story and I imagine Sharon is one of them and will act accordingly in the future. What what he does.
Knesset passes 'Norwegian Law' allowing ministers to resign their seats, remain in cabinet (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel is helping the rise of Hamas