hamas are islamists. their foremost priority is an islamic "palestine" no israel. so no jews and eventually no christians. then using alliances with muslim brotherhood in egypt etc and other islamist groups, replacement of arab govts with islamic govts. one big islamic caliphate. unfortunately, to stop this which is in the interest of all including the arabs themselves, israel needs to totally take her gloves off. honestly, i think israel should make it clear to all the arab m.east that: if we go down, everybody else goes down as well. the zero-sum option for all. the arabs will never let israel live in peace, they will always plot to destroy israel. if they realise their aspirations, make sure they never witness it.
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