High-ranking Central Command officer sees attacks lasting for months, doesn't rule out further escalation; Ya'alon: Israel will expand West Bank fence.01:56 26.11.15 | 1 comments
While the author is not wrong that Hamas will look to score a victory with Egyptian and wider Arab support, and their ability to target Tel Aviv... I'm sure the Hamas assault on the IDF jeep was also largely related to it being difficult for Hamas to maintain support while not responding when a Gazan child playing football is shot during an Israeli incursion into the strip. At least they targetted their initial retaliation at a military, and not civilian target. Then, after offering calm, the Israeli's decide to engage in the mother of all escalations by taking down their military leader.