Dr. Benedetta Berti, author of Hezbollah and Hamas: A Comparative Study, assesses the direction and intentions of Hamas following the signing of a reconciliation agreement with rival Palestinian faction Fatah at the end of April.
The nine month period for talks agreed by Israelis and Palestinians in July 2013 has passed. Following PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s decision to advance towards a unity government with Hamas, Israel has suspended efforts to renew negotiations for now. This analysis assesses what this mean for the peace talks and what is likely to happen next.
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