Hamas leadership “wants to signal to Israel, Egypt and the Palestinian Authority that it is willing to go all the way in its quest to end Gaza’s isolation”

JNS
Hamas is taking the region to the brink of war
by Yaakov Lappin
August 9, 2018

The security escalation in southern Israel and the Gaza Strip over the last 24 hours shows that Hamas is prepared to take the region to the brink of war, and that it believes it can force new rules of conduct on Israel, while only paying a minimal price for its aggression. Its actions have placed the region in danger of a major new conflict. Hamas’s leadership is dangling the option of a long-term truce before Israel with one hand, and firing barrages of rockets at southern Israel with the other, terrorizing hundreds of thousands of Israelis, and risking the security of the Gazan civilians it rules over. READ MORE

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