Hamas to reward pullout with more violence!
From IsraelNN.com via Israpundit:
Hamas: 'Calm' to End December 31 17:46 Aug 18, '05 / 13 Av 5765
(IsraelNN.com) Hamas terrorist leader Mahmoud al-Zahar said Thursday that the period of 'calm' will end at the end of the calendar year because Israel has not lived up to "any commitment to any cease-fire agreement."
He accused Israel of not living up to agreements to release Arab prisoners and jailed terrorists and stop killing terrorist leaders. He did not comment on terrorist attacks and attempted attacks by terrorists against Israel since the calm was announced in February.
ElephantMan's Thoughts: First off, the Israeli Government seems to be bending over backwards in order keep a cease fire in place, going so far as to uproot its own citizens from their homes.
Second, this is exactly what I said would happen! Hamas and other terrorist groups are emboldened by this pullout. It shows them that terrorist attacks are an effective way to drive out Israelis. They are now sure that what worked in Gaza will work in the rest of Israel. If the pullout causes any change in the amount of terrorism in Israel, it will be an increase and not a decrease.
Tags: Gaza , Israel, Disengagement