Time to put an end to the fantasy of a Palestinian people
The seizure of a shipment of long-range missiles heading from Iran to the Gaza Strip was definitely an amazing success for Israel’s intelligence agencies and Navy. Israeli officials highlighted the increase in Hamas’s military might and its intention to acquire game-changing tie-breaking weapons that would pose a strategic threat to Israel. According to some estimates, Iran is fortifying the Gaza-based group to better prepare for “Judgment Day” – once it attains nuclear weapons and could use a southern front in its war against Israel.
These estimates ignore one basic fact: Syrian and Iranian ties with Hamas have been severed completely over Hamas’ declared support for the jihadist rebels fighting to overthrow Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria, and sowing death and destruction throughout the country. Hamas is seen in Iran and Syria as a movement that has betrayed its benefactors: Syria, which played host for years to the Hamas leadership, and…
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