Every state needs a Hamas
Hamas is the perfect enemy: Weak enough to be hammered yet easy to vilify, thus serving as the main glue of Israel's national solidarity.
For eight days, Israel had a wonderful enemy – Hamas. Weak enough to be hammered, but strong enough to justify killing 200 civilians. A symbol of evil, after kidnapping the three teens – though it’s still not clear whether the leadership initiated or even knew about the abduction – but at the same time responsible enough to police a truce. So unworthy of recognition that...
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