Friday, August 01, 2014

Some recent facts about Gaza

from VoxEu: 11 crucial facts to understand the Israel-Gaza crisis. Some new to me like "Hamas is, according to its charter, the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood — an Islamist group that operates around the Muslim world, and one that nominally ran the Egyptian government for about a year recently. Hamas isn't controlled by the Egypt-based brotherhood leadership, but they have close ties. Unlike many Brotherhood branches, though, Hamas also has a militant wing: the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades."

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