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‘A volcano about to erupt’: Israeli military chief praises its ‘lethal army’ as Gaza siege fuels increasing tensions

‘A volcano about to erupt’: Israeli military chief praises its ‘lethal army’ as Gaza siege fuels increasing tensions

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Here is yet another example of why you have to read the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, or Al-Jazeera, instead of the U.S. mainstream press, to learn what’s actually happening in Israel/Palestine. The Israeli paper reports that tensions are rising along the Gaza/Israel fence, as Israeli soldiers shot dead 3 armed Palestinians who were trying to cross it last weekend. Amos Harel, Haaretz’s military correspondent, certainly does not support Hamas. But he is an honest reporter, and instead of reflexively blaming Hamas for that escalation, he points out that the organization is actually “losing its grip” on the Gazan public. Harel, who relied partly on Israeli intelligence officials as sources, explains that the Hamas leadership. . . itself is facing a growing challenge to its control of Gaza from the smaller Palestinian factions and groups that have splintered from Hamas itself. Harel’s article is corroborated by Al-Jazeera. Harry Fawcett reported that both Hamas and Islamic Jihad say that…
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