Prolonged Israeli Operation Risks Violence With Palestinian Citizens

As its West Bank operation enters a second week, Israel ramps up its Hasbara efforts, while Gaza busies itself with producing mid-range rockets.

The second week of Operation Brother's Keeper opened Friday with massive deployment of Israeli army troops in villages west and north of Hebron, and in the open terrain between them. Soldiers have been combing wide areas for signs of three teens who were kidnapped from the Gush Etzion junction in the West Bank last Thursday night. The army says the deployment is not based on new intelligence. Without news,...