Operation Protective Edge has begun…
Hamas called for an escalation rather than de-escalation of attacks on Israel tonight after escalating to more than 100 rocket attacks on Israeli civilians in less than 24 hours. Okay. Bring it on.
I’m sure Hamas ‘bigwigs’ are issuing their statements after having already taken up positions hiding in hospitals, as they did two years ago.
I’m less sure our government will have the guts to do anything to significantly change things. The U.S. has already issued public and stringent calls for Israel to refrain from responding today. Yisrael Beitanu dissolved their union with Likud over Netanyahu’s unwillingness to defend us if it would piss off Obama. So, don’t expect big things from Operation Protective Edge. It will, however, definitely be more than Hamas leaders have bargained for.