November 20, 2012

The Realpolitik Behind Gaza Violence

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Is it entirely coincidental that rocket attacks on Israel from both Gaza and Syria have escalated in recent weeks just as military analysts were predicting that Israel may attempt to target Iranian nuclear sites? If the intention was to distract Israel by opening up new military fronts on its borders, thereby reducing the likelihood of an attack on Iran, the strategy would appear to have succeeded.

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TAGGED: Egypt, Middle East, Syria, Iran, Israel, Hamas, Gaza

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