Written by Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaacov Amidror
BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 257
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Israel must decide whether it is willing to tolerate a chronic Hamas threat or risk a long, difficult operation to get rid of it.
As Operation Protective Edge enters its third week, the real question has yet to be answered, and will have to ...
Written by Amb. Alan Baker
· The ideological foundation of Hamas as set out in its national charter, and its actions of indiscriminate terror directed against Israeli towns, villages and citizens, clearly define its character as a terrorist entity. This is reflected in the fact that ...
Written by Prof. Efraim Inbar and Dr. Eitan Shamir
BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 255
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The Israeli military offensive in Gaza reflects the assumption that Israel is in a protracted intractable conflict. It is unlikely that Israel can purge Hamas from Palestinian society, nor is a political solution likely to be achieved. ...
Written by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Hamas belittles "defeatist" Palestinians who criticize high civilian death toll
"In 1945, in a single day in Algeria, 45,000 Algerians died.
In a single day. It wasn't described in Algeria's history
as forsaking the blood of the Algerians,
as some defeatists are describing ...
Written by Y. Carmon and Y. Yehoshua
The current Gaza conflict, which broke out following a deliberate escalation by Hamas when it fired dozens of rockets into Israeli cities over a wide radius (including Beersheba, Rehovot, and Ashdod and later Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa) raises questions about the reasons for this rocket ...
Written by IPT Blog
More than 20,000 Israeli troops entered Gaza late Thursday, hoping to clear out Hamas tunnels that can be used by terrorists to infiltrate Israel, or which warehouse rockets for Hamas and other terrorists groups.
Written by Christine Williams
Israel's targets have been militants, military facilities, rocket launchers, tunnels and command centers. Israel has taken extraordinary measures to protect Palestinian civilian life.
Meanwhile, Hamas violates international law both by targeting Israel's civilians and by using its own people as ...
Written by Hannah Szenes
Experience Missile Alerts in Israel – Almost Like Being There and See the Missile Types Being Fired, below
Show your solidarity with the State of Israel in her time of danger! Make a commitment to live under the threat of missile attacks just like Israelis do for 72 hours – if your nerves can ...
Written by IPT News
The Investigative Project on Terrorism
Israeli military forces struck more than 150 targets in Gaza overnight in what might be a protracted campaign to stop the latest wave of rocket fire from Hamas and other terrorist groups aimed at Israeli civilians.