Divided they crumble

“After a decade of Hamas rule, the situation in Gaza is worse than it was during the final years of administration by the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority. Thugs are back, law and order have perished; there is kidnapping, corruption and coercion. Now, however, there is not only Israel’s tight siege and blockade but increasing economic and other pressures from the Ramallah-based Authority, which aims to bring down the de facto Hamas government”.