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In Gaza Fighting, Israel and Hamas Have a Common Interest

Israel and Hamas are on the horns of the same dilemma – how to respond in a way that does not force Hamas to partner with Islamic Jihad

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Islamic Jihad leader Ziad Nakhaleh clearly defined the challenge his organization faces from Hamas: “Today is a historic day of test; either we deal with it unified or we will pay the price of our divisiveness,” he told the Lebanese news site Al-Mayadeen on Friday. Nakhaleh reiterated the principle of the unity of the struggle a few times – it is not by chance that the Islamic Jihad has named this battle “Unity of the Arenas.”

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