Hamas Won’t Blink First This Time if IDF Threatens Ground Operation

Netanyahu seeks a 'controlled escalation' that would not lead to a ground operation. The question is whether this is possible.

The clash between Israel and Hamas heightened Monday evening, by when heavy rocket barrages on the Negev from Gaza were reaching 40 kilometers into Israel. Home Front Command warned residents of the south to seek shelter, and the Iron Dome missile system intercepted many of the rockets heading toward built-up areas....