Would a Long-Term Ceasefire Agreement with Hamas Last?

(Al-Monitor) Shlomi Eldar - Hamas' leaders are driven by their desire to prove to their rivals in Fatah, to Israel and to the Palestinian people that they are better, stronger and more stubborn and willing to sacrifice more to achieve victory. They are thus willing to abandon what is virtually the only lifeline extended to them, by the Egyptians, if only to show what they view as the determined stand of the resistance to the Zionists. The latest flare-up begs the question of whether a planned five-year agreement with Hamas would even last. Given the way Hamas' leaders are behaving, even if an agreement is eventually signed, it might not be worth the paper on which it is inked.

2018-08-10 00:00:00

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