In recent weeks, the Israeli press has written on a growing concern about the next round of hostilities with Hamas. The Gaza periphery has been quiet, yet Hamas continues to rebuild its arsenal of long range rockets and tunnels reaching into neighbouring Israeli towns and cities. Israel has heavily invested in tunnel detection technologies and Egypt has taken significant steps to clamp down on Hamas tunnels reaching into Sinai, yet construction continues. Whereas ten years ago, Hamas scarcely has the ability to shoot rockets past border towns such as Sderot, Hamas has evolved its capabilities to attack targets as far as Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Be’er Sheva. Subsequent Israeli administrations have consistently engaged in the policy of “quiet will be met with quiet” and have not been afraid to engage Hamas head-on, yet the status quo is evolving in Hamas’ favour at Israel’s loss.
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