Israel’s Arrangement with Hamas Isn’t Working

Feb. 24 2020

Yesterday, terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired a barrage of rockets into Israel, some reaching as far as Ashkelon. For the past several weeks, Gazans have launched dozens of balloon-borne explosives into Israel, and occasionally fired rockets as well, provoking a handful of limited Israeli airstrikes. To Hillel Frisch, the recent attacks show the cracks in Jerusalem’s ongoing understanding with Hamas—negotiated indirectly via Egypt—that has allowed the group to maintain control of Gaza and receive funds from Qatar and elsewhere:

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Hizballah Bears Responsibility for the Beirut Blast

According to the Lebanese government, the explosion in its capital city on Tuesday that left over 100 dead and many more injured or homeless was caused by the accidental detonation of some 2,750 of ammonium nitrate, a fertilizer often used for making bombs. (Less than one-thousandth of that amount was used by Timothy McVeigh to destroy the Oklahoma City federal building in 1995.) Previously, police have discovered Hizballah warehouses in London and Germany storing many tons of the same explosive. Hussein Ibish comments:

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More about: Hizballah, Lebanon