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Netanyahu’s attack on Jenin shows weakness. The Palestinians are weak too – and therein lies the danger

By Simon Tisdall

04 Jul 2023 · 4 min read

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  1. The ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank city of Jenin could potentially escalate into a wider Middle Eastern war involving Hezbollah and Iran, argues Simon Tisdall.

The endlessly simmering conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, exploding into unbridled warfare this week in the embattled West Bank city of Jenin, threatens a broader, more far-reaching catastrophe.

How much closer now is a third intifada or, worse still, a wider Middle Eastern war drawing in Israel’s sworn enemies, Hezbollah and Iran? Paradoxically, it is both sides’ chronic weakness that has prevented this larger calamity so far.

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