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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 23.12.10 | 18:11 (IST)

    The Gaza Blockade not only failed to topple Hamas, it has strengthened it. Israel sees Hamas as a military threat, while Palestinians see it as a political party. It will take a good deal of effort to overcome the results of Dahalan's idiotic coup attempt and the loss of Gaza to Abbas's PA. While Hamas has a fairly strong hand when the issue is Israel and Occupation, it has a weak hand when the question is what society Palestinians aspire to have. The question is what society Israel wants the Palestinians to have. They want a free Palestine and Netanyahu wants a puppet under occupation. Hamas sees that as the perfect situation to eventually deliver control of the West Bank to it. Abbas sees that as destroying everything he has tried to achieve. Making Gazan's suffer is helping Hamas and harming Abbas. What does Israel want? Does Israel know?

    from the article: Israel allows more exports from Gaza in effort to slowly ease blockade
    First published 14:06 23.12.10 | Last updated 14:06 23.12.10
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