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Hamas and some fateful days ahead

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The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, has been unable to break the Israeli-led siege imposed on the Gaza Strip, despite its positive and unprecedented attention and response to many matters that were difficult to address in the past. After years of hit-and-run attacks, Israeli offensives, conferences, international meetings and resolutions, moving from one Arab capital to another and receiving financial and moral support from brothers and friends, the result has been nothing positive.

The movement has signed many agreements with its main rival, Fatah, but when it comes to implementation, they tend to fall down on the details, taking it back to square one every time; back where it started without making any notable progress. This is generally because there is little or no trust between the parties and each side is trying to exclude the other. The term “partnership” is just a slogan for local consumption, but the intentions are not honest.

Thus, Hamas is facing very difficult challenges in a metaphorical minefield, through........

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