August 21, 2007

A FUNCTION OF GOVERNING:

Hamas refashions its militancy: The Palestinian group has not claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on Israel since taking over Gaza in June. (Joshua Mitnick, 8/22/07, The Christian Science Monitor)

[D]espite angry vows of revenge, Hamas continued to uphold Tuesday an undeclared policy, established after its takeover of Gaza in June, of limiting rocket attacks on Israel.

At a time when Hamas is trying to consolidate power and show the world it can rule responsibly since bringing to a violent end the unity government with rival Fatah, it is being careful to keep its fight against what it calls "the Zionist enemy" on a low flame of rhetoric and lower-impact mortar fire.


The best way to defuse the Hamas threat is to create a coherent state of Palestine.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 21, 2007 7:55 PM
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Fifty three days and counting ...

Posted by: erp at August 22, 2007 8:03 AM
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