Is a signed agreement between Israel and Hamas necessary?
Building a seaport, opening border crossings and acceding to the rest of Hamas' demands for a truce will provide Israel with enormous levers of influence over the organization.
Is a signed agreement between Israel and Hamas necessary? Does a cease-fire require an agreement? The assumption is that an agreement makes official the relationship between two parties that have no trust in one another and provides legitimacy to any response that may be invoked by either side should the agreement be violated. Every agreement needs a punitive option that will discourage...
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