Gaza mortar shells target Israeli forces searching for Hamas tunnels; Israel responds with airstrike, tank fire and declares border area a closed military zone; Hamas evacuates two schools as a precautionary measure.21:44 04.05.16 | 4 comments
This will be one of the last big opportunities for Israel to make a statement of its intentions towards its new neighbor and vice versa. Shalit is getting ready to get some exercise and put on a little weight. Netanyahu is getting ready to blubber to the U.S. Congress about the anti Semitic hordes who sneak into his bedroom every night and pull his blanket off. The Palestinian state is getting ready to take off like a rocket in the Arab world. Israel has to stop being on the wrong side of a good event.