Israel can’t let up in war on terror

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There is a lot of talk about how Israel is faring in the propaganda war over terrorism in the Gaza Strip. There can be little doubt, though, that the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with the firm backing of 90 percent of Israeli Jews, is determined to win the actual war, to accomplish the worthy goal of crippling Hamas’ ability to wage terror on Israeli civilians.

That means destroying the Hamas stockpile of rockets it fires toward Israeli towns and cities with the intention, mostly foiled, of slaughtering civilians. That means blowing up and collapsing the surprisingly large number of tunnels found during the incursion, tunnels built to infiltrate terrorist murderers into Israel.

This terrorist infrastructure was erected within the civilian infrastructure of the heavily populated Gaza Strip — in homes, mosques and U.N.-administered schools — with the intent by Hamas to wage terror war from behind the Palestinian families there. It’s a cruel, criminal tactic that costs many Palestinian lives. Any civilian who protests this strategy is branded a collaborator or spy for Israel and killed, with 30 such executions reported so far, according to the Jerusalem Post. Hamas, knowing it can’t win in combat with Israel, throws away Palestinian lives in hopes of winning a propaganda war.


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