Bloody protests on the Gaza border will only buy time for Hamas in the sidelined Palestinian cause

Yahya Sinwar is a man used to being boxed in. The 55-year-old leader of Hamas in Gaza spent half his life in an Israeli prison cell for abducting and killing two Israeli soldiers. Today, the militant fighter finds himself in another tight spot with few good options. 

He is ruling over a desperate population of two million people in the Gaza strip. Unemployment is at 45 per cent – the highest in the world – and Gaza has only a few hours of electricity every day. In public, Gazans blame Israel for their woes but much of their anger about the situation is directed at Hamas.  

The Islamist groups’ international backers like Qatar, Turkey, and Iran are distracted with their own issues and have less…

To continue reading this article

Start a 30-day free trial for unlimited access to Premium articles

  • Unlimited access to Premium articles 
  • Subscriber-only events and experiences
  • Cancel any time

Free for 30 days

then only £2 per week

Try Premium

Save 25% with an annual subscription

Just £75 per year

 

Save now

Register for free and access one Premium article per week

Register

Only subscribers have unlimited access to Premium articles.Register for free to continue reading this article
RegisterOr unlock all Premium articles.
Free for 30 days, then just £1 per week
Start trial
Save 40% when you pay annually.
View all subscription options  |
Already have an account? Login

Login

Print subscriber? Click here

Click Here: gold coast suns 2019 guernsey

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *