/Political Dynamics Put Israel-Hamas Truce at Risk

Political Dynamics Put Israel-Hamas Truce at Risk

TEL AVIV—A fragile calm took hold between Israel and Hamas on Tuesday but political pressures on both sides threatened to spark a wider conflict.

Hamas, the militant group that runs the Gaza Strip, faces tensions at home over a deteriorating economy that triggered recent protests. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is campaigning in a tough re-election battle against a former general, aware that a tough stance on security is paramount for voters.