Israel must certainly respond to the Qassam attacks. The problem is that it changes nothing. Israel has killed many hundreds of Hamas and Islamic Jihad over the years, including top leaders, and today they are stronger than ever. In a sense, it is as if Israel is weeding out the careless or reckless militants, making the organizations stronger. These is no doubt that a successful peace effort would require the participation of Hamas. Since Israel is not intreested in peace, it is lucky that the war with Hamas will go on for a long, long, time.
Law expanding definition of terrorist activity passes first Knesset reading (Haaretz)
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