Analysis || Israel trapped itself into negotiating with Hamas
Israel's insistence on seeing the Palestinian unity government as a 'terrorist entity' has yet again forced it into negotiating with Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
Under different circumstances Israel could have held direct negotiations with the Palestinian delegation in Egypt. After all, it is headed by Azzam al-Ahmad, a member of Fatah, the representative of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and someone with whom Israel has no problem coordinating a cease-fire. Moreover, representatives of Hamas and Islamic Jihad could have participated in the...
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