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Hamas: Its Origins and Evolution

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Hamas: Its Origins and Evolution

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Hamas: Its Origins and Evolution

Hamas: Its Origins and Evolution

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Israel is considering ways to clamp down on Palestinian areas.The recommendations from Israel's defense ministry come as the Islamist group Hamas prepares to assume control of the Palestinian parliament Saturday. The hard line against Hamas strikes some Israelis as ironic, since Israel itself encouraged the creation of Hamas a quarter century ago.

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