What a sorry state of affairs ! Hamas has become Israel's partner. Barak's empty words and threats show how horrified Barak is trully of engaging in any conflict. He ran away from Lebanon in the middle of the night , deserting the SLA , leaving a lot of equipment behind. He desrted and ran away in Tzhelim . Now he is doing the same. The past policies of Israel which resulted in Goldstone and the Marmara - was handled so bad - and these past experiences have paralyzed Barak and Bibi. So, I suppose we will need to give up on deterrence , and hide behind defensive walls and Iron Dome systems. I suppose the prople who talk about decimating and destroying Hamas can dream of this only when this pair B&B are replaced by men and leaders.
U.S., allies conduct 31 air strikes in Syria and Iraq against ISIS militants (Reuters)
from the article: Israel and Hamas both working to stop the escalation