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    • 28.10.11 | 16:08 (IST)

    Hamas was able to push Israel out of Gaza, a much bigger victory than the Shalit deal. Indeed, Hamas' rise in the First Intifadah induced Israel to make a deal with the PLO (in Oslo) so it could control Hamas (good thought, but too late). Such victories have a short time effect. The basic ideology and behavior pattern are what matter in the long run. Here, Abbas diplomatic approach will be the winner, as Gandhi's was.

    from the article: Hamas official: Shalit deal strengthened our position in Palestinian society
    First published 12:49 28.10.11 | Last updated 12:49 28.10.11
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