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Israel Rewards Hamas for Its Restraint During Gaza Op

The assumption is that economic and infrastructure conditions in Gaza have gotten so bad that Hamas, as the body responsible for the lives of the enclave’s inhabitants, prefers long-term quiet

Amos Harel
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The odds of sustaining the cease-fire reached between Israel and Islamic Jihad in Gaza with Egyptian mediation appear to be fairly good at the moment. Islamic Jihad emerged from the conflict pretty badly bruised, and the other parties to the cease-fire (Israel, Hamas and Egypt) are interested enough in maintaining it for some time.

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