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Desperate And Incompetent: Hamas May Have Acted Alone


Regardless of any possible involvement of Iran in the attacks on Israel last weekend, which resulted in an Israeli declaration of war, Hamas found itself in an untenable situation. It needed escalation. Desperately. 

There is a case for this attack having been a solo endeavor by Hamas. And that in itself is indicative of the unsustainability of Israel’s endless military control of the Palestinian Territories. In that sense, Iran’s “involvement” is as irrelevant as it is difficult to define.  

Hamas has found itself in an incredibly vulnerable situation. Its highly corrupt leadership is being questioned in Gaza, and its Arab friends have diluted the Palestinian statehood dreams to the point of normalizing relations with Israel. All of this spells the end of Hamas and brings into focus the existential need for Hamas to launch a horrific attack, an attack which it may have hoped would force Iran’s hand. 

Hamas has failed miserably to improve living conditions in the Gaza Strip, which it has ruled since 2007. The first real signs that Hamas would be confronted by its own failures came in July this year when several thousand Gazans took to the streets to protest living standards and constant power outages. This is not something that happens frequently in Gaza as it puts protesters in danger. The incident failed to garner much international media attention just because the numbers didn’t make for much of a…

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