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Hamas on Defensive as it Loses Regional Support, Allies

From Egypt to Tunisia to Turkey, Islamist political movements which seemed on the ascendancy following the 2011 Arab Spring were put on the defensive in 2013.  That was also the case for Hamas, the Islamist movement that has ruled the Gaza Strip since it seized power in a violent conflict with the internationally recognized Palestinian Authority in 2007. Hamas benefited from the rise of political Islam post 2011. With newfound allies in Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey, Hamas improved its...

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