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Hamas is a radical terrorist organization composed of Islamic extremists. Their goal is not merely a Palestinian state living side by side in peace with Israel-- but rather the complete destruction of Israel.
However if the Gaza border with Egypt remains open they are also a threat to Egypt and other countries in the region. They want to overthrow existing governments and replace them with radical Islamist regimes.
Hussam Sweilem is a retired Egyptian general. In this video he explains the very real danger that Hamas poses to everyone in the area.
Interestingly he is not the only one in the Arab world who is starting to realize that the real threats to peace in the area are not due to Israel. Recently it was reported that:
On Tuesday, a senior Kuwaiti analyst was quoted by Reuters as saying that Persian Gulf nations believed Israel would strike at Iran's nuclear facilities rather than allow Teheran to attain offensive nuclear capabilities.Learn more about Gaza, Hamas, and Israel & the Palestinians: Hamas- Meet the New Neighbors.
Sami Alfaraj, president of the Kuwait Center for Strategic Studies, went on to say that if Iran did acquire a nuclear bomb, Gulf states would appeal to Israel, as well as to the United States and Pakistan, to help ensure their security. (Read it all).
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