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Hamas considering replacing its civilian rule in Gaza with military rule instead

Hamas is reportedly considering advancing an unprecedented move in the Gaza Strip in response to the harsh sanctions imposed on it by the Palestinian Authority.  This is a scenario that has been taken into account in Israel and could lead to chaos in the Gaza Strip.  A source within Hamas said that the organization’s military wing recently submitted a proposal to the organization’s political leadership, suggesting Hamas create a political and security vacuum in the Gaza Strip by waiving its management of the coastal enclave.

In such a scenario, Hamas will not hand the reins of power over to the Palestinian Authority, but implement a four-part plan that will create a vacuum in the Strip that could lead, among other things, to a new military confrontation with Israel.