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In Palestinian Union, Deep Divisions Arise

In Palestinian Union, Deep Divisions Arise

On June 2nd, 2014, a new Palestinian unity government was sworn into office. This step in the recent Hamas-Fatah reconciliation process has many Israelis worried about the role of Hamas in future Palestinian leadership. While the US State Department has formally agreed to work with this new unity government, there are important challenges and concerns that need to be addressed.

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Beneath the Philadelphi Route: Egypt, Hamas, and the Battle for the Gaza Tunnels

Beneath the Philadelphi Route: Egypt, Hamas, and the Battle for the Gaza Tunnels

The Egyptian crackdown on the Gaza tunnels, which began in February 2013, is a symptom of growing anti-Palestinian and anti-Hamas sentiment in Egypt. Although the country has been moving away from Nasser’s vision of pan-Arab nationalism for decades, the distinctly negative portrayal of Palestinians is a new development.

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