Israel deals with an uneasy status quo—it both loathes Hamas and depends on it. For ordinary Gazans, the situation is far worse. To escape this trap, Israel needs to do better on alternatives.
Daniel Byman is foreign policy editor of Lawfare. He is a senior fellow at the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, where he focuses on counterterrorism and Middle East security. He is also a professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.
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