With no peace process going on due to Netanyahu's settlement policy, it is the right time for Hamas to show the Palestinians that their "resistance" to Israel is the way to go, rather than the Abbas way. If not now, when? A very natural way of thinking. One has to give credit to Hamas for the clever way they did it. No Qassam on civilians, which would have given a propaganda edge to Israel. Rather, they planted a mine on THEIR side of the border, and arranged an ambush to the IDF force observing the act. The IDF attacked and lost 2 soldiers. Seems very legit. DM Barak should realize that any predictable action by the IDF will bring about predictable casualties.
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from the article: Is Gaza now Netanyahu's biggest problem?