No. 24

11 March 1996

The Political Scene

Two more Hamas suicide bomb attacks in Israel have called into doubt the future of the peace process itself. The Israelis and Palestinians announced tough new measures, but the bottom line is that there seems to be no way to guarantee an end to such attacks - and the difficulty of dealing with Hamas is compounded by the fact that it no longer appears to be fully in control of all its members. The Palestinians also claim that there has...