Hamas edges toward closer cooperation with Israel

Tacit cooperation between the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Gaza’s Islamist administrator Hamas reached unprecedented levels last week, as both parties, embattled domestically, sought to bolster their reputations as guarantors of stability. A flare-up of hostilities, sparked by Israel’s assassination of Islamic Jihad leader Baha Abu al-Ata last Tuesday, was not dissimilar from previous rounds […]