It is unlikely Gaza had anything to do with the latest attacks - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 18.08.11 | 21:18 (IDT)

    The IDF strikes at a ready target, except that it accomplishes nothing, if not even increasing the damage. The likely culprits are al-Qaida, not Hamas. Multiple and co-ordinated attacks is the hallmark of al-Qaida, to say nothing about the fact that the attacks occured near Eilat, not Gaza. It reminds me of the 80's, when everything that happened in Lebanon caused an IDF attack on PLO bases, until Hizballah became known. We now have a repeat performance. For now, Hamas controls Gaza. If it is weakened significantly, or if attacked mindlessly, the place will be taken over by al-Qaida. Somebody in Israel must start thinking about the future, not only about the present.

    from the article: Netanyahu: We will respond firmly when Israelis are hurt
    First published 15:25 18.08.11 | Last updated 15:25 18.08.11
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