July 24, 2014

Hamas, the First Palestinian Army

Shlomi Eldar, Al Monitor

The Associated Press

In recent years, two narratives developed in Israel regarding its face-off against the Hamas movement. According to the first one, Hamas is a terrorist organization and, therefore, classic anti-terror tactics must be used to fight it. The second narrative, formed after Hamas took over the Gaza Strip in 2007, holds that Israel must create a balance of military and economic terror against the organization and erect clear red lines. Only if those lines are crossed by Hamas should Israel begin action to destroy the organization.

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TAGGED: Palestine, Israel, Gaza, Hamas

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