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Terrorists who don't do terror, lose their edge.

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Submitted by Paul Rothberg (United States), Jul 14, 2014 at 19:07

Hamas is first and foremost a terrorist organization. If they don't engage in violence, and instead concentrate on building a decent society, they will lose thier terrorist bone fides internally and externally. You cannot build up a force of insanely hateful people and then hold them in reserve. Their leadership knows this.

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