If Fatah militants are now firing Kassam rockets at Israel in a bid to embarrass Hamas and prompt the collapse of the group’s cease-fire with Israel, does this mean Israel should bolster Hamas’ military wing so that it cracks down on these renegade Fatah militants and can impose its rule on Gaza?
Madness, you say? Perhaps. But I recall Israel doing just that some years ago when the tables were turned and it was Hamas militants trying to ruin the truces between Israel and the Fatah faction of Yasser Arafat.
Now it’s Hamas’ gain, Fatah’s loss.