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in barbarity with those of any colonial occupation force. This, combined with the growing appeal of the Hamas, made it clear to Israel and to the US that the policy of destroying the democratic Palestinian organisation would mean the emergence of a force that would bleed Israel with relentless military campaigns. The spectre of pan-Islamic fundamentalism, painted by Shimon Peres repeatedly as the main threat facing the west, too, compelled Israel to shift position. In this sense, the fear of the Hamas replacing the PLO necessitated a more appreciative assessment of the latter.

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