The idea that Israel can be changed or defeated by the means at which it excels – war and killing – is the ultimate identification with Israel’s mentality.
A key figure is Yahya Sanwar, the new strongman of Hamas' military wing who speaks in apocalyptic terms about perpetual war with Israel.
Gaza cries out, but the warmongers don't listen. For them, the Strip is just an opportunity to advance their careers.
Hamas military wing Iz al-Din al-Qassam reveal the new rocket, which they say proved effective during the 2014 confrontation with Israel in Gaza.
Twenty years later, a reserve brigade commander believes Israel’s great helicopter disaster hastened the exit from Lebanon in 2000. Fear of soldiers dying is also paralyzing leaders today.
Palestinian security sources say the attack on a commercial tunnel under the Gaza-Egypt border was in response to rocket fire at the southern Israeli city of Eilat.
It's doubtful Israel needs another war in the Strip just because each party misreads the intentions of the other.
The animated film shows explosions above Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and promises 'rockets will reach you, Zionists, no matter where you are.'
'What Israel offered isn't near the minimum of our demands,' Hamas tells Al-Jazeera. At least two Israelis are held in Gaza, while Israel holds the brother of a senior Hamas operative.
Calls from Gaza to target wardens, raids of cells and other moves also spark recent unrest and violence among inmates at Israeli facilities.