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Anath Hartmann

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Articles by Anath Hartmann

Abu Obeida, center, spokesman for the Qassam Brigades, the Hamas' military wing, holds a press conference in Gaza City, Friday, March 26, 2010. Two Israeli soldiers were killed during a gunbattle with Gaza militants that widened into some of the fiercest fighting in the territory since Israel's January 2009 war. Four militants died in that clash and in another exchange of fire nearby. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

HARTMANN: Hamas deserves a truth bomb

It was misleading for Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to call Israel's defensive interception of the Mavi Marmara ferry late last month a "bloody massacre." It was another matter of self-delusion entirely when Mr. Erdogan recently downplayed the violent extremism of Hamas. Published June 10, 2010