Israel and Hamas: Enemies that depend on each other
Israel and Hamas coexist in a tortuous reality in which each side must appear like an enemy but behave like a partner.
Assessments and analyses arguing that neither Israel nor Hamas has an interest in escalating the conflict have become a permanent fixture after every round of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, and especially following the discovery of the bodies of the three kidnapped teens on Monday. Ostensibly, these assessments constitute an all-clear signal. But at bottom, they reflect a tortuous...
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