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Hit Islamic Jihad
By Micah Halpern

Thursday December 20, 2007

I've Been Thinking:

Over the last few days Israel has been hitting Gaza by air.
Islamic Jihad leaders and Qassam rocket hit squads have been targeted.

In all, 11 terrorist targets have been assassinated.
Hitting specific targeted individuals is no small feat, it requires a combination of excellent intel and accurate marksmanship.

There are several reasons for these Israeli air strikes and the targeted attacks.
#1: the most obvious is to respond to the constant barrage of rockets that Islamic Jihad has been launching against Israel.
#2: the strategic reason is to strike hard and accurately from the air in order to avoid a ground invasion.

We all know that hitting from the air is much safer but air strikes have other risks, especially "collateral damage" - a euphemism for hurting other people who may be around the terrorists.

Israel does not want to invade Gaza.
The risks are high and the costs are great.
For now Israel will keep up the pressure and continue to strike from the air.
They will be successful as long as they have good intel and good aim.

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