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West Bank Operation Delivers a Strategic Blow to Hamas (2 articles)

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West Bank Operation Delivers a Strategic Blow to Hamas – Ron Ben-Yishai
(dailyalert.org, Jun. 18, 20140

The kidnapping may have won Hamas some credit on the Palestinian street, but in the long term, Hamas may lose the chance to achieve its strategic goal – a political and physical takeover of the West Bank, as it had done in Gaza. Israel’s operation against Hamas is meant to thwart a Hamas takeover of the Palestinian Authority and the PLO. (Ynet News)

IDF Is Targeting Hamas – Yaakov Lappin

Maj.-Gen. Nitzan Alon, who heads the IDF’s Central Command, saidTuesday, “The heads of Hamas are feeling the hits and understand the message.” When the IDF’s military operation is over, Hamas will be a much weaker organization, Alon said.

Hamas made a strategic error in carrying out the kidnapping, a senior security source said. He argued that Hamas will be harmed “because it will be isolated. There were those who wished to make concessions to Hamas. Now it placed a sign on itself saying, ‘I’m terror.'” “We are hurting the [Hamas] organizational infrastructure politically, financially, and in other ways.” The Palestinian population understands the IDF’s actions are aimed at Hamas and not at it, he said. (Jerusalem Post)


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