Gaza Terrorists Resume Rocket Attacks (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu 03/19/12)
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Gaza terrorists fired a Kassam rocket on the Western Negev Monday
morning, causing no damage or injuries but showing Israel they do not
intend to keep the “calm.”
Rocket attacks on rural areas are a favorite tactic by Hamas and
allied terrorists to harass Israel and draw the IDF into a
retaliation that foreign media usually portray as “disproportionate.”
Occasionally, a Kassam rocket explodes at a building and causes
injuries or even death, in which case the media judge that Israel has
more of a right to respond.
The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) Monday defined the
eruption of missile attacks on southern Israel 10 days ago
as “inconclusive fighting” with “possible implications for the
Despite the success of the Iron Dome system in protecting Be’er
Sheva, Ashkelon and Ashdod, its 80-90 percent rate of success still
leaves one million residents open to a lethal missile attack, the
“Unless active defense is 100 percent effective, it will not
eliminate the need for passive defense or prevent massive disruption
of normal life inside the envelope of the rockets. Nor will it spare
the government the need to take weighty strategic decisions that it
would prefer to avoid,” according to the Institute.
“Only sheer luck stood between government reluctance to embark on
large scale escalation and irresistible domestic pressure to do so,”
The report also said that the unstable political situation in Egypt
does not guarantee that the regime can act in the future as an
intermediary to tone down the violence, as it did last week.
“Political volatility in Egypt means that the Egyptian security
establishment may not be able to go on playing this role in the
future, even if its world-view remains unchanged,” the INSS study
stated. “Presidential elections in Egypt are scheduled,…[and] unlike
in the past, the outcome of this Egyptian presidential election
cannot be known in advance."
It also pointed out that the Islamic Jihad and the Popular Resistance
Committees (PRC) have “hijacked” Hamas’s agenda and were behind most
of the attack.
Israel holds Hamas responsible for all terrorist attacks from Gaza,
where the terrorist organization took over in a bloody militia war
five years, ousting the Fatah faction ruled by Palestinian Authority
Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. However, Hamas has lost total control over
rival terrorists, leaving the Gaza region subject to unofficial
anarchy under the guise of an organized government.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 03/19/12)
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