An Israel-Hamas Cease-Fire on Whose Terms?

(Wall Street Journal) Editorial - Hamas and Islamic Jihad have launched more than 3,000 rockets into Israel since last week, and Israel has been pummeling those groups in Gaza to stop the attacks. Hamas has won a political victory within Palestinian politics with its show of force. Its leaders want to pocket a political win, walk away with their military capabilities intact, and regroup. If Israel lets that happen, the next Gaza war will take even more lives. Hizbullah, the more proficient missile-armed Islamists on Israel's northern border, would be emboldened. The better approach is to recognize that Israel is the best judge of its own security.

2021-05-19 00:00:00

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