Gaza: Perpetuating the bloodbath

How many dead Palestinians will satisfy both Netanyahu’s need to look tough and Hamas’s need to rebuild popular support?

Israeli Government Photo: Haim Zach
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on July 11.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 07/16/2014 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Wednesday, 07/16/2014 1:27 am EDT

Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, said something cryptic last Friday, shortly after the Israelis began their latest round of attacks on the Gaza Strip.

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