Hezbollah and Hamas both claimed they were ready to start a war over Israel’s intent to carry through on allowing the Jerusalem Day flag march through Shaar Shchem. Their threats have appeared to be empty.
Last year during the flag march, Hamas began firing missiles at Israel, starting a short confrontation. Echoes of that conflict hung over this year’s flag march and yet despite the increase in tensions nothing serious occurred.
Most of the reasons for a lack of confrontation is that no party wants to see a collapse in the coalition, which would almost certainly see Bibi and a far more right wing coalition take over.
With Bennett’s coalition providing cover for the Bedouin Land grab to continue – a major confrontation is the last thing anyone wants.