Bombing 100 empty terror sites won’t deter Hamas from its next rocket assault on Tel Aviv

On Friday morning, March 15, the IDF spokesman reported the bombardment of 100 Hamas targets by IAF jets, helicopters and drones, in response to a twin rocket attack on the Tel Aviv region the night before. That sounded like a lot, but DEBKAfile’s military sources say it does not add up to very much. Since there were no Palestinian casualties, it means that none of Hamas terrorists responsible for the Tel Aviv rocket attack paid a price. Their military compounds were evacuated in good time in expectation of the Israeli reprisal. Photos show lightly damaged buildings and deep craters from exploding IDF ordnance. The Palestinian terrorist group will therefore hardly be deterred from taking another crack at Israel’s heartland cities. Their leaders will even be encouraged to continue after getting away with it this time.
Nothing has therefore changed in the familiar, pointless tit-for-tat strategy employed by the predecessors of IDF Chief of staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, and Defense Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, except for the fact that now, the IDF has for the first time named Hamas as responsible for the rocket attack on Tel Aviv.

On March 30, Hamas marks the first anniversary of its “March of Return” campaign which unleashed a year of unbridled cross-border violence from the Gaza Strip. For a whole year, the government and military were helpless to check the riots, bombing attacks on soldiers, incendiary balloons and other harassment. It is therefore not surprising to see Hamas and Islamic Jihad much strengthened and more brazen than ever before. Indeed, a free Palestinian election if held today in Judea and Samaria would be a cakewalk for Hamas.
The diplomatic path for solving the Gaza issue chosen by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is clearly still in force. Backed by US President Donald Trump, Netanyahu is working with Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi and Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tami al-Thani, towards the ultimate goal of establishing an independent Palestinian state in the Gaza Strip instead of Judea and Samaria. So long as the Netanyahu government sticks to this course, the security situation in Gaza will go from bad to worse. The prime minister and his army chiefs appear to have decided that Israel must live with occasional Palestinian rocket fire on its cities. And so, on Friday morning, the cover-up began: the IDF spokesman issued a statement which said the rockets against Tel Aviv were launched “by mistake.” This claim is as credible as the military spokesman’s attempt eight months ago to wave away two Grad missiles aimed at Beersheba, one of which flattened a house, by attributing the destruction to a “bolt of lightning.”

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28 thoughts on “Bombing 100 empty terror sites won’t deter Hamas from its next rocket assault on Tel Aviv

  • Mar 15, 2019 @ 10:55 at 10:55
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    Kidology ; Get some chiefs off to heaven

    • Mar 15, 2019 @ 11:17 at 11:17
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      And a waste of Ammo and Fuel

      • Mar 15, 2019 @ 14:58 at 14:58
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        Live practice exercises are never a waste of ammo and fuel.

        • Mar 15, 2019 @ 20:38 at 20:38
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          Now that is an optimist’s pov — training semi-experienced pilots!

    • Mar 16, 2019 @ 6:53 at 6:53
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      good to see some reprisal to mud slimes

  • Mar 15, 2019 @ 11:42 at 11:42
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    No worries. Soon or later, one of them (Israel or Gaza) will make one mistake, and we will have a new conflagration again…

  • Mar 15, 2019 @ 11:46 at 11:46
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    Here we go again…..Has nobody the guts to level Gaza , unfortunaly there are elections coming.The never ending story continues.

  • Mar 15, 2019 @ 11:47 at 11:47
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    The “it was a mistake” excuse is one that should be used by Israel when they retaliate for real. What Israel is now doing is no deterrent and just encourages the Killerstinians.

    • Mar 15, 2019 @ 13:05 at 13:05
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      Agree. The It was a Mistake” really angers me, that’s the worst excuse making, taking, I’ve ever heard, sounds like Dem’s on CNN, when caught with hand in cookie jar or worse.

      The lesson of Deterrence does not seem to be achievable.

    • Mar 15, 2019 @ 13:32 at 13:32
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      The squatter army did their false flag by mistake?

      Sure thing.

      • Mar 15, 2019 @ 15:30 at 15:30
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        false flag today in New Zealand. a muslim pig must have killed other pigs in the satanic mosque

      • Mar 17, 2019 @ 1:38 at 1:38
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        Take that false flag and “squatter” Shi& and shove it!

  • Mar 15, 2019 @ 13:15 at 13:15
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    Since the targets were bombed almost right away, it means they had been known to the IDF / IAF long ago. But why not strike the known terrorist targets before the terrorists launch missiles at Israel? Why warn them of the coming bombardment? Why waste fuel and ordnance? With almost no effect.

  • Mar 15, 2019 @ 13:18 at 13:18
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    the only thing i respect about iran,hizbula,syria,NK and russia

    you make one small mistake and they literally obliterate everything

  • Mar 15, 2019 @ 13:30 at 13:30
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    Blatantly obvious NuttyYahoo fakery!

    We’ll see how predisposed the european squatters are to antisemitic racism against indigenous Arabs. Will they believe these silly fake claims with absolutely no evidence whatsoever?

    We all know the answer!

    • Mar 15, 2019 @ 15:46 at 15:46
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      INVISIBLE “Iranian” rockets, invented by the antisemite squatter SS.

    • Mar 15, 2019 @ 21:08 at 21:08
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      So by this logic all arabs and foreign born moslems living in Europe, China, the Americas should be deported?

  • Mar 15, 2019 @ 13:42 at 13:42
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    The antisemite squatter army is terrified to enter the Gaza bantustan. Whenever they do, they flee back over their ApartheidWall having secured ZERO objectives. That’s why the drooling vegetable Sharon retreated in the first place.

  • Mar 15, 2019 @ 14:55 at 14:55
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    As expected a few empty buildings were hit and leveled to the ground? Big deal, I think the leaders of Israel have no guts to level Gaza to the ground (not empty building).

    • Mar 15, 2019 @ 18:20 at 18:20
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      Israeli Leaders/IDF are Good Friends so Don’t expect any Hamas Body Bags…..Do not be fooled its a red Heron….Facts not Israeli Lies.

  • Mar 15, 2019 @ 15:59 at 15:59
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    100 to 2, about the same as international UN anti-Israel resolutions, coincidence?

  • Mar 15, 2019 @ 16:01 at 16:01
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    One day, we as a nation will be buried for or crimes against humanity, against Gaza, against the world at large.

    • Mar 16, 2019 @ 23:38 at 23:38
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      How wrong you are. One day, we as a nation, will wake from our collective coma, and wipe out all Fatah/Hamas/PLO savages who slaughter innocent Jewish children with impunity. One day, we will break free from the exilic mental slavery that is crippling your brain.

  • Mar 15, 2019 @ 16:50 at 16:50
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    Só um tolo não percebe que é uma encenação para a campanha do Netanyahu. Caso o primeiro ministro não se reeleja, enfrentará duro processo e quase certa prisão. Desespero é a tônica desta campanha política. Tanto os foguetes conta tel-a-viv quanto os revide de israel não tiveram vítimas. Estranho não?

    • Mar 15, 2019 @ 23:46 at 23:46
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      Bilibau catranova enstacos muy bien, menotris trocomastros ubabunu

  • Mar 15, 2019 @ 17:28 at 17:28
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    So none of these so called Hamas Terrorists were even Scratched or Bruised with these Pathetic Multi Bombings by Israel/IDF has again done time after time…You lot deserve all you lot get.?
    No-One believes Israel anymore as we all know you are all very good Friends with the Hamas Leaders.Facts not Israeli Fiction

  • Mar 16, 2019 @ 7:05 at 7:05
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    What is wrong with the IDF for issuing condolences to NZ attack?

  • Mar 16, 2019 @ 7:21 at 7:21
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    @fair go; it is the right and the civilize way of showing sympathy to any victims. This is the only smart thing Israel did. Waiting for Gaza to be leveled but I lost faith in the leaders.

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