- Zionist war propaganda to portray themselves as righteous victims reacting defensively to the aggressive actions of the Palestinian terrorists. The opposite is true. The propaganda is to lay the foundation for an all out war against Gaza to drive the Palestinians into the Sinai desert.
- Israel vs. Gaza: The Pendulum Swings Back Toward Renewed Conflict
by Amos Harel, https://www.haaretz.com/
Another round of violence with Islamic Jihad may lead to a more serious military response by Israel that could complicate efforts to achieve calm
The Palestinian situation as described by Israeli defense officials is nearly identical to that as depicted by a senior politician in a conversation with reporters Monday. Last week Israel and Hamas weren’t far from achieving a long-term cease-fire – until the escalation over the weekend. But now, amid the violence led by Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip, and the obstacles placed by the Palestinian Authority, a more pessimistic tone has replaced qualified optimism.
The coming days are expected to be sensitive – and another round of violence with Islamic Jihad may lead to a more serious military response by Israel that could complicate efforts to achieve calm.
The senior command of the Israel Defense Forces, just like Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, seeks any alternative to launching a large-scale operation in Gaza.