A new war in Gaza becomes more likely

Palestinians inspect a destroyed Hamas site after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, on March 15, 2019.
Palestinians inspect a destroyed Hamas site after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, on March 15, 2019.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

TEL AVIV - At 8pm on Thursday (March 14), the commentators on Israel's evening news were upbeat, in spite of tensions still lingering between Israel and the radical Islamic Hamas, which dominates the Gaza Strip.

Hamas is demanding concessions that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, afraid of losing his right-wing electoral base, will not want to concede in this critical time just before parliamentary elections on April 9. But an Egyptian delegation has been mediating between the two sides to prevent any further escalation of tensions.

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