Analysis Gaza Extremists Endanger the Balance of Terror Along Border With Israel

Senior Haaretz analyst Amos Harel says that a military escalation that would jeopardize security in the communities near Gaza could pose a problem for Netanyahu's reelection campaign.

For several months now, Israel and Hamas are maintaining a complex balance of terror along the Gaza Strip border. The relative calm is kept despite rockets being fired at Israel by extremist groups supporting al-Qaida (sometimes with a nod from Hamas, sometimes with its indirect assistance), and despite Israeli airstrikes against members of these groups. It is true that lately the lulls between...