- 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.
U.S., allies stage 20 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq (Reuters)
When asked recently what issue keeps him awake at night, new security service chief replied that it’s the possibility of Hamas carrying out a large-scale surprise attack. It’s now his job to keep that from happening.06:46 12.02.16 | 0 comments
Nearly every delegate at the Tel Aviv conference is happy to declare their belief in the two-state solution, and to explain why it's not yet possible.18:45 11.02.16 | 0 comments