Although Hamas may feel cursed by Israel, it is also blessed by having Israel to blame for everything that goes wrong. If their economy is not patched up, it is Israel's fault, if law and order are not restored, it is Israel's fault, if the political clans cannot unite, it is Israel's fault, if the people go hungry, it is Israel's fault. The EU and the UN are already pressuring Israel to go easy on Hamas, and to give them a chance, as this article also advocates. How many times has Israel heard this, how many times has it been down this same exact road. Israel is not an innocent in this duplicity, they are willing victims who always seem eager to follow the Judas goats. History makes no movement in Israel, it just repeats itself endlessly.
Merkel says would welcome constructive Iranian role in any Syria talk (Reuters)
from the article: Gaza first?