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    • Philip
    • 23.03.11 | 16:00 (IST)

    A Grad attack and a bombing of a bus station in Jerusalem in the time of the most rightist government you can ask for is surely a request for a serious retaliation. In the time of revolutions in the Arab revolt Israel's government should be careful in responding to these attacks. Terrorist tactics have an advantage of choosing the time, place and intensiveness of the conflict. The timing of these attacks is quite precise and Israel should not allow itself to be dragged in to wider Arab politics. A large scale attack against targets in Gaza will divert attention from the protests in Yemen, Bahrain and the developments in Egypt and Libya. This diversion can be sufficient for those developments to loose momentum and fail. Understanding the desire for retaliation, the cabinet should consider all options on the table before making a decision.

    from the article: Bomb explodes in central Jerusalem; 1 dead, at least 30 hurt
    First published 15:14 23.03.11 | Last updated 15:14 23.03.11
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