Israel Won't Ignore Rocket Attacks from Gaza

(Jerusalem Post) Yaakov Lappin - Tuesday's air force strike on a weapons manufacturing expert who played a key role in developing the rocket capabilities for global jihadi groups in Gaza contains a number of messages for Palestinian armed factions in Gaza. For global jihadis, it signals Israel's ability to wait patiently for its intelligence services to mark out those behind ongoing rocket attacks, and to act without hesitation once the targets become exposed. For Hamas, the air strike signals Israel's unwillingness to ignore rocket attacks. Hamas knows that should it allow the global jihadis to escalate the situation further, it may get dragged into a damaging new conflict with Israel, something it wishes to avoid at all costs at this time. This is why, after the air strike, Hamas security forces reportedly doubled down on their efforts to prevent the global jihadis from launching more attacks.

2013-05-01 00:00:00

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