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    • Barry Mann
    • 27.01.06 | 21:26 (IST)

    This is a great opportunity for Israel, which has international approval for not dealing with a Hamas led government until they renounce terrorism. It also comes with great economic & political leverage from the E.U. and US which will eventually force Hamas either to wilt in the sun like an unwatered plant or modify it's policies. In the long run, this is a better alternative to a weak Abbas led government, which never had the power to control Hamas or negotiate a settlement with Israel.

    from the article: Palestinian economics min. tells world to give Hamas chance
    First published 00:00 26.01.06 | Last updated 00:00 26.01.06
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