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Netanyahu and Hamas need each other

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Submitted by BJ (Australia), Aug 15, 2014 at 05:22

This is blindingly obvious. They fight each other and their popularity among their respective constituents goes up. I think the Gazans are badly served by Hamas, but just imagine if they renounced violence throughout Gaza, joined with Fatah, and said they'd consent to the ICJ to decide borders, water rights, refugee rights etc. What would Israel do? From all sides this would be the smart--humanitarian--move and one that would deliver justice and peace. However, those who desire that are still on the sidelines.

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