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Gaza Cease-fire Deal Leaves Potential for Violence to Renew

Every Palestinian faction with a bone to pick with Hamas in the Strip knows it holds the key to a new escalation. Then there’s the humanitarian crisis and the TV footage of the destruction seen in East Jerusalem and the West Bank

Amos Harel
Amos Harel
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Amos Harel
Amos Harel

Although the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas is being carefully observed, the calm in the Gaza Strip is far from stable. The agreement, reached with American backing and Egyptian mediation, gave hardly any details on further arrangements, sufficing at the first stage with a promise of quiet in exchange for quiet.

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