Look’s like the Israeli Prime Minister won’t gain to much of a political boost from his military actions against Hamas….
While the the rest of the world feels sorry for the Palestinians?
Israeli’s are not….
The Arabs fired rockets at them…
But the world is now gonna come to their assistance….
Of course ?
The answer in the end WILL be a POLITICAL settlement …
No amount of bombs ….
Speaking like a frustrated general, as many do here, she added: “Israel looks beaten, not determined. A psychological victory is as important as a physical one.”
After four major conflicts in the past 12 years and many shorter cross-border conflagrations in between, the threat of rocket fire has become a familiar, if terrifying, part of life here. Hamas militants launched more than 4,300 rockets at Israel, and Israeli warplanes bombarded 1,000 targets in Gaza.
But this time, residents said, it was different: more furious and intense, with Hamas indiscriminately firing barrages of up to 40 rockets at a time at the civilian population, sending people sprinting for shelter. Dozens of rockets slipped through Israel’s vaunted Iron Dome antimissile system and crashed into the city with a greater impact than in the past.
One hit a synagogue, another an empty school. Two women, Nella Gurevitz, 52, and Soumya Santosh, 32, a caregiver, were killed early on when a rocket slammed into their apartment block.
Even once the cease-fire had gone into effect, the marina — with a lagoon of anchored small yachts, and its ice cream parlors and fish restaurants usually packed with people at the start of the weekend — was almost empty, in a measure of popular distrust….
The rocket attacks during this round of fighting killed 12 people in Israel, including two children.
In Gaza, at least 248 Palestinians were killed by Israeli military attacks, including 66 children, according to health officials there, and thousands have been displaced.
A poll published on Israel’s Channel 12 on Thursday indicated that 72 percent of Israelis thought the air campaign in Gaza should continue, whereas 24 percent said Israel should agree to a cease-fire.
Experts said Israel’s widespread support for carrying on the fighting was less an expression of “warmongering” than a desire for long-term stability….
“War is not the solution to the rocket fire,” said Assaf Yakir, 27, a political science student at the University of Haifa. He recalled feeling disillusioned after serving in the army during the conflict between Israel and Hamas in 2014.
“There was six weeks of fighting and nothing changed in the end,” he said. “It didn’t bring peace or quiet.”….