July 31, 2014

Why Bibi Wants Hamas to Stay

Eli Lake & Josh Rogin, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

Benjamin Netanyahu has accused Hamas of being as bad as al Qaeda. But he isn’t trying to run the group out of Gaza. There’s a good reason why.

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TAGGED: Gaza, Hamas, Middle East, Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu


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