The Latest Round of Fighting in Gaza Won't Be the Last

(Israel Hayom) Prof. Eyal Zisser - Islamic Jihad and Hamas ultimately had to take Ramadan into account as they weighed their costs and benefits of moving forward with the current round of fighting with Israel. They were well aware that the people in Gaza wouldn't forgive them for turning Ramadan into a month-long war of destruction and devastation. At present, Hamas is hostage to Islamic Jihad's whims. It cannot allow itself to be perceived as conciliatory toward Israel and the enforcer of peace and quiet along the border, while its own operatives and members of Islamic Jihad are being killed. The writer is a lecturer in the Middle East History Department at Tel Aviv University.

2019-05-06 00:00:00

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