June 17, 2024

The Brutal Calculation of Hamas’s Leader

by The Journal

Yahya Sinwar is the Hamas leader inside Gaza who allegedly plotted the October 7th attacks. According to private messages reviewed by the WSJ, Sinwar believes that a rising Palestinian death toll—and the international condemnation it brings—is in the best interest of his cause. WSJ’s Rory Jones walks us through Sinwar’s strategy.

Further Reading:

- Gaza Chief’s Brutal Calculation: Civilian Bloodshed Will Help Hamas 

- The Hamas Leader Who Studied Israel’s Psyche—and Is Betting His Life on What He Learned 

Further Listening: 

- Why Israel and Hamas Could Be Headed Into a Forever War 

- Inside the White House's Scramble to Avert a Bigger Middle East War 

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