Why is Israel's strategy based around finding the right quisling to maintain the status quo? Hamas power is the result of the collapse of civil society, just as the rise of most Islamic movements in Afghanistan and Somalia. Hamas controls Gaza, recognise it, allow Egypt to trade with it, or Hamas' power will simply deepen. Isolation strengthens extremism.
Israeli PM to Palestinian President Abbas: We must fight terror together (Haaretz)
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