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Hamas Has Entered the Big Leagues

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Israelis who run around in a panic when the warning sirens go off, abandoned towels on the beach in Tel Aviv, the closing of Ben-Gurion Airport – these scenes arouse feelings of schadenfreude among all Palestinians who live in the shadow of the intimidating and arrogant military and police power of Israel. It is only natural that Palestinians will want the Jewish military superpower to lose it and for the Israelis to know what fear is. But today as in previous rounds, that sense of joy or relief is short-lived or mixed with great fear, because Israel once again proves its ability to terrorize, kill and destroy is many times bigger than that of the Palestinians.

The army that the Hamas movement has built, its perseverance despite the blockade and the assassinations, its military capability of surprise and ability to put millions of Israelis in a state of fear, have brought it into the big leagues that regional and global politics must take into consideration. And actually because of that, it is impossible to treat Hamas just as the representative of the victims, and it is impossible........

© Haaretz

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