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Between a Rock and a Hard Place in Gaza

Jan 6, 2017 | 09:05 GMT
Members of the Izz al-Deen al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas' military wing, take part in a Dec. 14 rally in Gaza City marking Hamas' 29th anniversary. A blockade by Islamic State in the Sinai Peninsula has cut weapons supplies to the Palestinian group.
Members of the Izz al-Deen al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas' military wing, take part in a Dec. 14 rally in Gaza City marking Hamas' 29th anniversary. A blockade by Islamic State in the Sinai Peninsula has cut weapons supplies to the Palestinian group.
(MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

Since its sizable electoral victory a decade ago, Hamas has maintained popularity among its constituents with promises to wrest Palestinian territory from Israeli control and form a Palestinian state. But to pursue its goals and maintain its political and military dominance in Gaza, Hamas needs supplies and allies. ...

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