Israel invades Gaza

Here we go again. This is such a mess. The Palestinians find Israeli behavior intolerable. So Hamas fire rockets into Israel. Not because they think they can defeat or even seriously injure Israel but because they are hoping that Israel will over-react and turn the Palestinians in Gaza away from Israel. There are other more extreme groups in Gaza who would like to take over from Hamas and have been promising a more hard line against Israel. Egypt (who really does not like Hamas) has been destroying smuggling tunnels in the Sinai that bring goods into Gaza. Now Israel is targeting the Hamas leadership and the tunnels that Hamas uses to smuggle rockets into Gaza. Hamas is playing a dangerous game. They are being squeezed from several sides and they are desperate.

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