Hamas doesn’t seem to understand Israeli airstrikes as a response to the recent wave of Qassams. After all, the Qassams are harmless. This from Maan News:
Bethlehem – Ma’an – Israeli TV Channel Two broadcast an interview on Thursday with the Palestinian Prime Minister’s advisor, Dr Ahmad Yousef, in which Yousef described the homemade projectiles launched from the Gaza Strip at Israel as “fireworks”.
The advisor said that these projectiles are not causing any damage or harm to Israel. Only one Israeli has been killed, he said, while 63 Palestinians were killed in the last week alone.
Yousef added that “Israel is using these projectiles in order to kill Palestinians. “Can the stick be compared with the sword?” he asked. “These projectiles are almost like fireworks; they are not killing. Only one Israeli woman has been killed, but the Israeli military machine killed 63 [Palestinians] last week.” He added, “The president described them as useless.”
One killed recently, yes. Thousands of Sderot citizens have been evacuated and millions of dollars in damage has been incurred. To Hamas, however, it’s just another day.
Crossposted from The American Israeli Patriot.