Did you read Barak Ravid's report? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Zev Davis
    • 22.11.12 | 15:15 (IST)

    If what I read in Mr. Ravid's item, it seems the source of this most recent conflict was an attempt by Hamas to cause the efforts of Fatah in Rammalah to upgrade their status at the UN to fail, by showing a divided leadership that hardly is worthy of a "nation". Does Mr. Levy also know that in the first incursion the common wisdom was that Fatah was waiting for the IDF to crush Hamas so they might have full control over the Palestinian national movement. When was the last time you heard one faction of a movement call upon "foreigners", albeit neighbors and sworn enemies, to use thier force of arms to attack their political opponents? Yes, it was aggression, but the motive was an internal political struggle, not any external attactk--not even "the occupation"! The current state of affairs has the stamp of Macchievelli stamped all over it, and I fear Israel again was forced, of necessity, to fall into the trap.

    from the article: To Gaza I did not go
    First published 02:34 22.11.12 | Last updated 02:34 22.11.12
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