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Why would Hamas want a cease-fire?

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Submitted by Joel S. (United States), Nov 29, 2006 at 07:54

There a number of obvious reasons why Israel and Abbas would want a cease-fire in Gaza, but why would Hamas want one? Since they have shown no interest in altering their fundamental reason for being (ie: the total destruction of Israel), it would logically seem that the only time they (or any other sworn enemy of Israel) asks for a cease-fire is when THEY are in trouble and their back's against the wall. If Israel's forays into Gaza have damaged Hamas, perhaps it is NOT in Israel's interest to stop at this time.

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