In Gaza Fighting, Israel and Hamas Have Common Interests

(Ha'aretz) Zvi Bar'el - While Hamas sees the rebuilding of Gaza, the economic improvement of its citizens and the building of broad public support as essential stages on the way to achieving its ideological goal, Islamic Jihad has no interest in rebuilding Gaza, establishing public institutions and welfare or conducting foreign policy beyond what is required to provide it with money and weapons. So far, Israel has not damaged civilian infrastructure or Hamas bases and weapons manufacturing facilities. It has not threatened to kill its leaders, and it continues to convey messages through Egypt that the group is not on its list of targets.

2022-08-07 00:00:00

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