Weekly Commentary: Window of Opportunity to Clear Out Gaza Target Bank
Dr. Aaron Lerner Date: 6 March, 2014
While the seizure of an Iranian arms ship in the Red Sea today by the IDF
made an important contribution to the Jewish State's security, there is an
ever growing domestic arms industry in Gaza requiring Israel's attention.
The rockets being produced in Gaza today can already reach Tel Aviv and
With each passing day the range and the payloads of these domestically
produced rockets increases.
Keep in mind: these are not particularly accurate weapons, so their
effectiveness is very much a function of how many can be launched. And
thanks to the "quiet for quiet" arrangement, the Gaza missile production
facilities can pretty much run 24/7 without fear of Israeli action.
We now have a window of opportunity to decimate the Gaza arms industry.
#1. Egypt outlawed Hamas this week and a thaw in relations, if ever, is
unlikely until after elections are held in Egypt.
#2. Hamas ruled Gaza Strip does not now enjoy the kind of international
support that it would after reconciliation with the West Bank PA.
#3. Iran is not yet able to deter Israeli action against the Gaza Strip with
threats of a nuclear response.
#4. Events elsewhere would provide Israel the time it needs to carry out an
operation before international pressure requires a ceasefire.
The time has come to stop simply recording these dangerous threats to
Israel's security in the ever growing "target bank" and decimate them.
Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis)
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