By Micah Halpern
Tuesday June 29, 2021
They are called incendiary balloons. In other words, the balloons sent over from Gaza ignite and cause fires in Israel.
These fires cause 10’s of millions of dollars of damage. They destroy crops and fields and endanger farming communities.
The balloons bombs are very low tech – in fact, they cost less than a dollar each to make. They are one of the least expensive weapons in the Middle East today. An exacto knife is more expensive.
On May 21 the latest conflict between Gaza and Israel ended. Both sides agreed a cease fire. And yet, these incendiary balloons are being launched with more and more frequency.
If they do not end, if the balloons do not stop, Israel will respond. This is not a prediction - it is an absolute inevitability.
Israel will strike Gaza from the air and hit the labs the make the balloons. Israel will target the leaders of the groups launching the balloons. They will shoot the people who are launching the balloons as they are being launched.
This is an absolute fact. Hamas must know this. And so, I ask: why does Hamas insist on continuing to launch fire balloons into Israel?
The answer is that Hamas has a need to always attack Israel. They simply cannot stop.
It is a real life version of the Aesop fable about the “Scorpion and the Frog”.
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