The rockets finally stopped in the middle of the night. Experts say this is partly due to Israel surprising Hamas with its unrelenting airstrike attack on key military installations and homes in Gaza.
No, this will not end the conflict. It will just postpone the next round to a later date. Hamas will rebuild and rearm for the next round.
The question is, what is Israel waiting for to finally destroy Hamas and remove the terror threat from Gaza? Israel can do it and should do it. Unfortunately, it has not yet decided to do it. Whether because of the risks involved, the fear that it is an overall trap by Iran to then launch a multiple front war against Israel or a fear of the day after.
The last 48 hours in Gaza:— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 6, 2019
We targeted 350 Islamic Jihad & Hamas targets including:
• rocket launch sites
• terror squads & operatives
• command and training centers
• weapon facilities
• observation posts
• military compounds
Terror targets civilians, we target terror. pic.twitter.com/9wSS22PEjt
Hamas Rocket Attacks
In this footage posted by the Hamas-affiliated Shehab News Agency, you can see and hear some of the 600 rockets that have been launched from #Gaza at Israel in the last 36 hours. We will continue to protect and defend Israeli civilians. pic.twitter.com/helZ2wa7nj— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 5, 2019