MEMRI Inquiry & Analysis |710| July 20, 2011
the next confrontation with Israel. For the time being, however, the movement has found it beneficial to maintain a tahdiah (lull) with Israel, though occasionally the tahdiah is disrupted, not only by other organizations in Gaza but also by Hamas itself.
Chapter 1: Fatah-Hamas Relations
Cartoon on Hamas-affiliated website following the movement's takeover of 'Abbas's home in Gaza:
"Hello?... Wrong number. Mahmoud 'Abbas has run away from home. This is the 'Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades [the military wing of Hamas] speaking."