Escalation on Two Fronts Israel Hoping to Settle Current Round of Violence With One Swift Attack

The deadly exchange on Tuesday was set off by the killings on Friday of Palestinians whom IDF says were out to plant bombs on border; there’s a chance Hamas will try to use the tools available to it to prevent further incidents over the next few days.

From the standpoint of the average Israeli news consumer, the escalation along the Gaza Strip border began at noon on Tuesday, when...