Speaking to Bloomberg TV on the situation in Gaza, Carnegie’s Michele Dunne said there are only two ways to disarm Hamas: either Hamas is defeated or it agrees to be disarmed. Currently, she added, there’s no sign that either one of those will happen.
Dunne suggested that there will be an attempt, perhaps by the United States, to broaden the issue and reinvigorate negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians regarding a settlement. However, there’s not a lot of receptivity to that in Israel, she added.
“One of the few positive outcomes we’re seeing is that the Palestinian Authority, the secular Palestinian leadership based in Ramallah, perhaps will be playing a greater role in Gaza, but it will not displace Hamas. It will be playing that role alongside Hamas,” she concluded.