But if we wait until Fatah has run out of political capital, we will one day have no one to negotiate with other than Hamas.
The regime claims Hamas conspired with Mohammed Morsi, the ousted president.
Hamas spokesmen stand by the hospital gates and denounce the attack on Al Shejaiya as a massacre and vow to fight on.
Now, it seems, Hamas is being struck from the list of expletive targets.
Hamas is able to be many things including pragmatic and patient; it does, though, remain the Islamic Resistance Movement.
Since the Syrian Brotherhood was one of the key groups in the anti-regime uprising in Syria, Hamas could not stay neutral.
But the essential conditions that led Hamas to realign itself with the Sunni Muslim states remain in place.
The recently reported “secret negotiations” between Hamas and Israel are in keeping with this policy.
Ties between Iran and the Al-Quds Brigades are much deeper and go back much further than that of Iran and Hamas.
A ceasefire was announced between Israel and Hamas and came into force an hour ago.
A radical Palestinian organization founded in 1987 in opposition to the moderate policies of the Palestine Liberation Organization. In a controversial move, Yasir Arafat has brought members of Hamas into positions of authority within the Palestinian Authority. Hamas sponsors terrorism directed at Israel, especially in the form of suicide bombers in crowded places.