All of this could have been foreseen. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Fortuna Benmayor
    • 22.12.10 | 03:33 (IST)

    - Hamas in need of venting out its frustration over Schalit talks as well as reconciliation talks (both stalled). - Hamas pressured by Iran to change the rules on the Gaza border, and thwart the possibility of peace talks leaving Gaza out of any contact with the outer world. - Iran's smuggled medium-range rockets. If Hezballah and Syria had Kornets, of course Hamas would get them too, unless Israel would really destroy each and every smuggling tunnel, and not just reserve them for retaliation targets. All of this was foreseable, and very specially, the defenselessness of the home front, northern Negev communities, coastal cities, including Ashdod, Ashkelon, Rechovot, Holon, Bat Yam, and Tel Aviv. Deterrence often requires initiative. And so far, only Iran-Hamas is displaying it.

    from the article: If Gaza events spin out of control, Israel will struggle against new weaponry
    First published 01:49 22.12.10 | Last updated 01:49 22.12.10
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