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  •  Palestinians are slowly but surely made irrelevan (0+ / 0-)

    t by Israel:

    From the Israeli standpoint, a massive success, the West Bank Barrier has massively reduced suicide bombing attacks in Israel.  There is less and less reason for Israel to settle for favorable terms to Hamas.  Hamas hard line Islamist militancy in the west bank is being rendered moot.

    On Israels southern border there has been a different two-pronged solution:  first a joint US-Israeli developed anti-rocket system designed to surgically identify the trajectory of (addressing cost effectiveness concerns) and to intercept threatening rockets from Gaza.

    Egypt has tacitly supported Hamas in Gaza until the recent Islamist events.  The official crackdown has extended to ceasing being blind to the Islamists action in the countries eastern border.

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