Gaza truce brings a sliver of hope

The current ceasefire in Gaza will be a real test of Hamas’s ability to keep the peace and to steer the region towards some normality, writes Toni O’Loughlin in Jerusalem.

21st June, 2008

The current ceasefire in Gaza will be a real test of Hamas’s ability to keep the peace and to steer the region towards some normality, writes Toni O’Loughlin in Jerusalem.

For the past year, Hamas has been imposing law and order on Gaza’s chaotic streets, but its ceasefire with Israel is a major test of the Islamists’ ability to rule rival militias and to end the siege on the economically-crippled Palestinian...

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