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In Gaza, the siege mentality is helping Hamas

As long as Gaza feels ignored, isolated and abandoned, Hamas will continue to draw support

19 July 2014

9:00 AM

19 July 2014

9:00 AM

 

Gaza

The main entrance to Al-Shifa Hospital was crowded with what seemed to be journalists. This wasn’t unusual. They wait here most days for ambulances ferrying in the dead and wounded from Israeli air strikes; but this time there seemed to be more of them. Getting nearer, I saw that what I had taken to be microphones in their hands were in fact slippers.

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Kim Sengupta is the defence and diplomatic correspondent of the Independent.

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