Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"Recognizing that Israel's effort to topple Hamas has failed"

Haaretz, here

"...the prisoner release, coupled with the reopened border crossings, would essentially constitute de facto Israeli recognition of "Hamastan," since it would bolster Hamas' grip on Gaza by giving it the image of a winner. It would also boost Hamas' popularity in the West Bank. Effectively, therefore, it would constitute an Israeli recognition that its three-year-old
effort to topple Hamas has failed..."

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