Hamas estimates $1.2 billion in Palestinian damage during 8-day Gaza operation, with $545 million in direct property damage.
But the essential conditions that led Hamas to realign itself with the Sunni Muslim states remain in place.
But does the policy actually work in stopping Hamas from continued rocket attacks?
Ties between Iran and the Al-Quds Brigades are much deeper and go back much further than that of Iran and Hamas.
On Monday evening in Cairo, Hamas reluctantly agreed to extend a 72-hour ceasefire by another day.
A ceasefire was announced between Israel and Hamas and came into force an hour ago.
But it is the business of the Palestinian Authority to conduct and conclude the negotiations, not the business of Hamas.
When Abbas began talks last month to form a unity government with Hamas, the Israelis saw the move as a provocation.
This, they claim, would make the Hamas leaders hide for their lives and stop shooting at us.
Hamas leader Haniya has reportedly just called Abbas to encourage the move.
A radical Palestinian organization founded in 1987 in opposition to the moderate policies of the Palestine Liberation Organization. In a controversial move, Yasir Arafat has brought members of Hamas into positions of authority within the Palestinian Authority. Hamas sponsors terrorism directed at Israel, especially in the form of suicide bombers in crowded places.