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Facing IDF ‘Restraint’ Hamas Rocket a Show of Force and a Threat

Home Front Command investigating why there was no warning.
Israeli police with the remains of a rocket fired on Ashkelon, Feb. 3, 2009.

Israeli police with the remains of a rocket fired on Ashkelon, Feb. 3, 2009.
Photo Credit: Tsafrir Abayov/Flash90

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The head of the IDF Planning Directorate, Maj. Gen. Nimrod Sheffer, who’s been negotiating indirectly with Hamas, through the Egyptians, knows all that, and he will sweeten and hasten the deal as required. Israel does not want more war.

Since November, the IDF has avoided conducting a major ground maneuver in the south, so as not to provoke Hamas into launching new rockets.

As we’ve seen back at the conclusion of the November clashes, Israel will go a very long way to keep Hamas happy. Which is fine, as long as we all understand that, sooner or later, we’ll have to go in and kill those folks before they kill us.

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About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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3 Responses to “Facing IDF ‘Restraint’ Hamas Rocket a Show of Force and a Threat”

  1. Charlie Hall says:

    I recently heard the Honorable Daniel Kurtzer who was the US Ambassador to Israel at the time of the disengagement (and a frum Zionist) recount that he told then US Secretary of State Susan Rice that the US should expect that Israel will react very strongly to the very first missile from Gaza and that the US should back Israel when that happened. He expressed his surprise that there was no such reaction.

  2. Okay now, here's the deal – spineless leaders always revert true to form -http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/11/23/spineless-leaders-always-revert-true-to-formthey-cave-and-israels-leaders-are-its-poster-boys-addendum-to-israels-ship-of-fools-led-by-delusional-leadership-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/.

    As true today as it was yesterday, and going back to Ariel Sharon's (the "Bulldozer") empty promise too – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/06/22/the-bitter-fruits-of-disengagement/.

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/.

  3. Bill Ze'ev Felsen says:

    Perhaps you meant Condoleeza Rice?

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