Mideast ri­vals weigh next moves af­ter Gaza vi­o­lence

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

RA­MAL­LAH, Pales­tinian Ter­ri­tory — The af­ter­shocks of the U.S. Em­bassy move to Jerusalem and blood­shed on the Gaza border are shak­ing up the re­gion, in­clud­ing the re­la­tion­ship be­tween Pales­tinian Pres­i­dent Mah­moud Ab­bas and his for­mer ne­go­ti­at­ing part­ners, Is­rael and the U.S.

Seething over a per­ceived U.S. be­trayal on Jerusalem, Ab­bas is pre­par­ing to pur­sue a war crimes com­plaint against Is­rael at the In­ter­na­tional Crim­i­nal Court that would sharply es­ca­late ten­sions with Is­rael.

His do­mes­tic Ha­mas ri­vals in Gaza have mean­while seen mixed re­sults af­ter weeks of border protests that failed to break a block­ade of the ter­ri­tory but mo­men­tar­ily drew global at­ten­tion to the long-ig­nored plight of Gaza.

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