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US calling Hamas leader a ‘terrorist’ – does it actually help him?

Two days after his 55th birthday, Hamas chief Ismail Haniya was “blacklisted” by the US State Department last week, described as a “threat to stability in the Middle East.” The decision raised eyebrows within Palestinian circles, both in the Hamas-governed Gaza Strip and within the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) of President Mahmud Abbas. Even the […]