I think Israel added up both sides and concluded it was worth a try to end the violence. Do I think it will work? Dunno. I suppose if it makes Israel safer, because I'm biased obviously, it makes it worth a try. I don't know what Hamas plans to do. I don't trust them, but obviously Israel has to live next door to those people. Mazal Tov Israel!
Police disperse hundreds in brawl in Kafr Manda, northern Israel (Haaretz)
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