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Hamas Exploiting Shalit deal success?

Submitted by Jess, Nov 17, 2011 00:16

This piece doesn't mention the Shalit deal, which may be important context. It seems awfully timely of Hamas to agree to new elections now, just after winning freedom for 1,000+ Palestinian prisoners from Israel jails. With voters likely to reward Hamas at the polls, why on Earth would Abbas agree to elections now after going so long without them?

 

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