What is your point Jacob? That Hamas is interested in nitrates for the obvious (non-agricultural) reason? Or that I can't read the NY Times? I am a subscriber and have read virtually every issue for decades. So what? I could give you formula for home brewed rocket motors. I could even give you the geometric optimum grain shapes for any given desired performance. Ok Jacob. I understand. Hamas is a resistance organization and any sane resistance organization will desire control of munitions. I understand that they are not insane, and are malevolent towards Israel.
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from the article: Leading Israeli authors, intellectuals call for truce with Hamas