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How to Handle Hamas

The Perils of Ignoring Gaza's Leadership

Author: Daniel Byman
September/October 2010
Foreign Affairs

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Hamas is central to Israeli security and Palestinian politics, yet the international community refuses to work with it. This is a mistake. Hamas might possibly be convinced not to undermine progress on a peace deal. Israel and the international community should exploit Hamas' vulnerabilities with a mix of coercion and concessions -- including a further easing of the siege of Gaza.

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