Aaron Tovish
May 31, 2024

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"eliminate Hamas as a fighting force"

This force has a name: the Al Qassam Brigades.

They are estimated to number 20-30,000. THIS s the force which must be defeated, not Hamas generally. The great part of the rest of Hamas is bureaucrats running a major metropolis. They cannot be happy with the resources AlQ diverts toward terrorist activity (e.e. all those useless tunnels), nor the destruction it provoked (completely in secrecy) on 7 October.

My advice: split Hamas. Offer amnesty to the bureaucrats and rewards for turning in AlQ fighters.

Treating all of Hamas as if they are terrorists will only force them into the arms of the actual terrorists, Al Qassam.

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