at Jerusalem

It was an arrangement rather than a truce. After more than seven months of clashes on the outskirts of the fence that separates Gaza from Israel, a quiet, fragile, was introduced in the palestinian enclave blockaded. The rallies that have claimed the lives of over 200 Palestinians killed by israeli fire have been temporarily contained. The events, launched at the end of march by palestinian civil society and then retrieved by the Hamas stood at a distance from the border deemed appropriate by the israeli armed forces and monitoring intrusion attempts. The islamist movement that controls the enclave had obtained, in return, a slight loosening of the noose in which this territory populated by nearly two million people is taken.

Qatar has played the role of intermediary. He has poured, with the approval of the israeli authorities, tens of millions of dollars in cash to pay the salaries of the officials of the Hamas movement, …

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