"Israel thought it was a smart ploy to push the islamists against PLO and in 1987 they created Hamas" - Sternhell(?) I have to say that I find it hard to believe this is a Sternhell quote. It is true that the Islamic group which later became Hamas was allowed to function in the Territories in internal issues such as welfare and education, as a counterbalance to terrorist PLO abroad. In 1987, Hamas started the First Intifada. By that time Israel suspected that the group was arming itself. Indeed, in 1984 weapons were found in Sheikh Yassin's home and he was sent to jail. So Israel did not create Hamas in 1987. It is true that it allowed the Islamic organization to function beginning in 1978/9.
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