Analysis || In keeping Gaza truce with Israel, Hamas shows it has much more to lose
Unlike in previous cease-fires, this time Hamas was quick to rein in small factions in the Gaza Strip, and handled an incident near the border fence with Israel differently than it would have in the past.
The most outstanding difference between this cease-fire with Hamas and those in the past is the speed with which quiet returned to the border with the Gaza Strip. In previous rounds of fighting, there was always an accepted braking distance of a couple of days at least, and the more severe the clash had been, the longer it took Hamas to rein in the smaller factions in Gaza and stop the rocket fire.
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