Ceasefire Deal with Hamas Has Stalled

(Times of Israel) Avi Issacharoff - While violence on the Israel-Gaza border has significantly decreased, a dramatic, significant agreement between Israel and Hamas now looks like a distant fantasy. Egypt believes an intra-Palestinian reconciliation deal must first be reached between Hamas and Fatah before a wider agreement can be negotiated between Israel and Gaza. Yet such reconciliation hinges on the good will of PA President Mahmoud Abbas, who is setting conditions that include disarming Hamas' military wing and its handing over all weapons to the PA, which Hamas has no intention of doing.

2018-08-28 00:00:00

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