Israel doesn't want to topple Hamas, just rein it in
If the major forces of Sunni Islam in the region act as responsible adults, there is still a chance that Gaza will not see a reprise of Operation Cast Lead, an experience whose scars Gaza Strip residents still bear four years later.
The four-way meeting underway in Cairo provides the next exit point, perhaps the most significant, before operation Pillar of Defense spills over into a difficult ground campaign inside the Gaza Strip. The presidents of Egypt and Turkey and the emir of Qatar (who is not part of the Muslim Brotherhood but maintains close ties with the organization) are apparently expected to exert pressure on Khaled Meshal, the...
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