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How Israel Attacked Gaza and Radicalized Yet More Palestinians

Israel’s reckless assault on Gaza may have been politically expedient, but it was strategically futile. It has ensured a stronger, more popular and more defiant Palestinian Islamic Jihad

Muhammad Shehada
Muhammad Shehada
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There is something catastrophically reckless, if not malevolent, about the timing and nature of Israel’s unprovoked attacks on Gaza, which began last Friday and ended with a ceasefire Sunday. The impact on internal Palestinian power dynamics will be long lasting – and it will cast a long shadow over the calm Israel purports to pursue in the south of the country.



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