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Our Unconditional Support of Israel Is Encouraging Terrorism in the Middle East | The Nation

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Christopher Hayes

Christopher Hayes

Nation editor-at-large and host of MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes.

Our Unconditional Support of Israel Is Encouraging Terrorism in the Middle East

One of the stipulations in the Gaza cease-fire appears to be a loosening of Israel’s restrictions on the transfer of goods into the territory. On Sunday’s Up, Chris Hayes says this long-sought agreement could validate Hamas’s tactic of firing 1,500 rockets at Israel and killing six people. Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority’s peaceful diplomacy efforts have been met with increased Israeli settlement growth in the West Bank. By refusing to condemn Israel's oppressive policy towards Palestine, Hayes says, “We in the US are creating the conditions in which terrorism…brings strategic benefits, while the path of nonviolence leads to a dead end.”

—Steven Hsieh

For more on Gazans' reaction to the ceasefire, read Sharif Abdel Kouddous's report from the ground.

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