How about a word along those lines to Gaza?
Of course not. All of the Palestinian factions know that if Israel cannot hold Hamas accountable as the entity that is, after all, putatively in control of Gaza, there will exist a perfect arrangement of plausible deniability among jihadist groups: everyone benefits, and no one can face consequences if no one can be held responsible.
Pass the buck, and watch the rockets fly. “Barrage of rockets from Gaza strike Israel; sites in Gaza targeted,” from CNN, August 21:
Jerusalem (CNN) — A barrage of rockets and mortars fired into southern Israel continued Sunday, the latest in a four-day escalation of violence sparked by a series of attacks on Israeli civilians and soldiers Thursday.
By noon Sunday, 20 incoming rockets had been reported by Israeli officials.
An eighth victim died from Thursday’s attacks, Israeli police said Sunday. He was identified as Yitzhak Sela, a 56-year-old bus driver.
The attacks on buses, cars and security personnel killed six other Israeli civilians and one soldier and wounded more than 30 people, authorities said.
Since then, nearly 100 rockets have been fired into Israel, Israel Defense Forces spokesman Brig. Gen. Yoav (Poly) Mordechai said Sunday. At least one Israeli was killed in an attack in Beer Sheva, authorities said. […]
The office of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, in a statement Sunday, said Israel’s “rogue behavior must end.”
The Palestinian government “calls upon the Israeli government to cease and desist in its use of its unjustified aggression against the Palestinian people in Gaza and to respect international law and refrain from revenge, terror, and collective punishment tactics,” the statement said…..
Once again: how about a word along those lines to Gaza?