Gaza Is Bringing Egypt and Qatar Closer, but It Can't Keep Them Together
Sep 25, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
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- A comprehensive solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict remains extremely far off.
- Concerned powers such as Israel, the United States, Egypt and the Gulf states are all carrying out policies intended to prevent a major war in Gaza.
- Qatar and Egypt, two ideological foes, are seeking the same objective of a stable Gaza, but neither of them controls enough of the situation to prevent a full-on return to war.
- The two states will only tolerate one another so long as an Israeli-Palestinian truce holds — and if it falls apart, each will try to pin blame on the other.