Hamas Out of Money, Big Supporters, Supplies, So Why Is It Shooting at Israel?

(CBC News - Canada) Derek Stoffel - Hamas is broke. It's lost some of its biggest supporters. Its supply lines from Egypt are cut off. The Islamist militant group is at one of its weakest points since it was founded in 1987. Yet its operatives are busy firing rockets at Israel as hostilities between the two arch-enemies continues to escalate. Why? Hamas has little other choice but to fight, say observers here. "Look, Hamas [is] in trouble, but there is no way it's going to stop the military campaign against Israel, because the organization doesn't see a good way to get out of it," said Shaul Mishal, one of Israel's experts on Hamas.

2014-07-10 00:00:00

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