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Patrick Martin

Middle East correspondent

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Why Hamas is winning the war

Measured by body counts – more than 800 Palestinians killed in Gaza versus 38 Israelis killed – Hamas is clearly the losing side. However, current support for Hamas in Gaza may never have been greater, while discord in Israeli society has erupted in violence

Jul 25, 2014

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As Global Affairs writer, Patrick’s primary focus is on the turbulent Middle East, to which he travels regularly. He has twice been posted to the region – from 1991-95 and from 2008-12.   In between, he served as The Globe’s Foreign Editor and as Comment Editor.

Before joining The Globe and Mail in 1984, Patrick was co-host of the national CBC Radio program Sunday Morning, and co-author of Contenders: The Tory Quest for Power.

He has a law degree from the University of Western Ontario.

Patrick’s first foray into the Middle East came in 1971, when, as a 20-year-old, he motorcycled across Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.

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