Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Israel Goes About Restoring Deterrence Against Hamas Rocket Attacks

The Detroit Free Press: Israel: Hamas killing launches broader operation

Note how the Freep and its source for the article, AP, neglects any context - namely the hundreds of rockets recently fired by Hamas into Israel that sparked this retaliation.

The Israeli military says its assassination of the Hamas military commander marks the beginning of an operation against Gaza militants.

Wednesday’s airstrike in Gaza killed Ahmed Jabari, head of the Hamas military wing. The killing was a dramatic resumption of Israel’s policy of assassinating Palestinian militant leaders.

Good riddance to terrorist rubbish. Since Hamas started it they need to pay the price for their attacks.

As Moshe Dayan presciently said:

“It is not in our hands to prevent the murder of workers in the fields and families in their sleep, but it is in our hands to fix a high price for our blood, so high that the Arab community and the Arab military forces will not be willing to pay for it.”

May it be so, and may Israel's response help restore the deterrence of these types of attacks.

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