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For years, Israel’s leaders believed that they could coexist with Hamas. After this weekend’s massacre, that belief is over.
Steven Erlanger, a former Jerusalem bureau chief at The New York Times, explains what Israel’s plan to destroy Hamas will mean for Palestinians and Israelis.
On today’s episode
The attack ended Israel’s hope that Hamas might come to embrace stability. Now senior Israeli officials say that Hamas must be crushed.
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Steven Erlanger contributed reporting.
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