with Hamas is a tacit admission that there are issues which Hamas rightly represents. Is the economic siege of Gaza tenable in perpetuity? What is not mentioned is how Hamas and Israel each help the other to achieve its ends. How you ask, Israel needs Hamas as a rejectionist entity to avoid having to negotiate honestly about the creation of the Palestinian state. Hamas needs Israel to blunt the PA's consolidation as the true leader of the Palestinian people.. It should be clear by now that when Israel attacks Gaza, Hamas is strengthened. When Hamas and others in the strip fire rockets Bibi is strengthened, and his determination to implement the Likud charter forbidding the establishment of a Palestinian state is reaffirmed. .
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