Hamas forced the longstanding blockade through its continued rejectionism, and it is now trying to violently extort the international community, the PA, and Israel to give it what it wants without offering anything in return.
Interviews and Presentations
Washington Institute experts discuss the current situation in Gaza, Israel's military operation, Palestinian politics, and U.S. policy during this in-depth video presentation.
Israel's ground operations and objectives are limited for now, but the IDF is ready to expand the mission if Hamas chooses to prolong the faceoff and continue firing rockets.
A recent, credible poll shows that most Gazans oppose Hamas policies and leaders alike, and favor a ceasefire with Israel.
Articles & Op-Eds
Egypt made a proposal Monday to stop the fighting between Hamas and Israel. The Arab League and Israel accepted it. Even Ismail Haniyeh, a Hamas political leader, said Monday night on a Hamas television broadcast that the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas had "lifted the head of our nation" and...