Abbas pumps new life into Hamas

Abbas’s “reconciliation” with Hamas is most probably aimed at exerting more pressure on Israel to make far-reaching concessions at the negotiating table.

But Abbas’s move will soon prove to be counterproductive.

Hamas’s goal is to seize control over the Palestinian Authority and replace Israel with an Islamic empire. Hamas has already made it clear that the deal with Abbas does not mean that it would change its ideology or renounce terrorism.