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With Jerusalem Ablaze, Hamas' Double-dealings Are in Plain Sight

With two tense weeks remaining until the end of Ramadan, Hamas is playing a duplicitous game by stoking Jerusalem flames and permitting rocket fire from Gaza – all the while saying it doesn't seek escalation

Amos Harel
Amos Harel
Amos Harel
Amos Harel

The longer the tension in Jerusalem and the West Bank continues, the more apparent becomes the duplicitous game played by Hamas leaders. While the organization has become more dominant in leading the incitement and fomenting violence on Jerusalem's Temple Mount, it seems it is also giving more slack to smaller Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip, which have returned to a nightly drizzle of rocket fire aimed at communities close to the border, following a long period of quiet.

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