I can understand the need of the Netanyahu government to secure it right flank and desire to pretend to the left. What bothers me is that IF all that changed was the position of Hamas, then WHY? Hamas is not a impetuous organization. It is also not one which confuses the relationship between war and politics. What is Hamas up to and why?
Jerusalem stabbing: One cop seriously wounded, two others suffer moderate wounds (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel and Hamas are both winners and losers in Shalit swap deal