Analysis Egyptian Pressure and Qatari Aid Bring Israel and Hamas Closer to a Gaza Deal

Hamas may be particularly keen to reach an agreement to ease its economic distress now that Islamic Jihad challenged it by firing rockets into Israel and holding protests outside the homes of Hamas officials

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For the first time in months, the quiet in the Gaza Strip this weekend looked like the real thing. Egyptian pressure on both sides led to a significant reduction in violence along the border during the weekly...