The division in Hamas over the agreement with Israel
[Ynet] Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", may have kept a low profile, but the two old rivals‐Saleh al-Arouri and Yahya Sinwar‐brought their disagreements to the discussions over the arrangement with Israel. One wants to take advantage of the momentum and maximize achievements, while the other is looking at the day after Abbas and planning the Hamas takeover of the PA.
Barring any last-minute changes, Hamas is expected to sign a ceasefire agreement with Israel next week in Cairo, after a week's break in talks because of Eid al-Adha.
Work on the main principles of the agreement has already been completed, and only a handful of minor demands are left to be ironed out.
Posted by: trailing wife 2018-08-26