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Hamas and Israel Amid Regional Turmoil

MIN READJul 26, 2012 | 10:15 GMT

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal in Rabat, Morocco, on July 14

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The unrest in Syria is shaking up the Middle East in a way that the 2011 Arab protests had not. The situation in Syria has Israel concerned, given how Iran and its allies will react to the collapse of the Tehran-allied regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad. The regional turmoil is giving Hamas more room to maneuver in the Middle East and limiting Israel's options as it tries to stifle the Islamist movement's growth. ...

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