Tuesday 24 April 2018

Gaza militants lucky they only blew up a chicken coop

Douglas Hamilton

One of 70-odd rockets fired from Gaza into Israel this week hit a chicken coop, critically wounding two Thai migrant workers.

If it had killed children on the Israeli farm, Israel and Gaza would probably be at war.

Gaza's Islamist rulers, Hamas, know what a fine line they tread when they fire rockets at Israel: maybe they'll explode in a field and draw a few air strikes; or maybe they'll hit a school and Israel will bombard Gaza, as it did in the short war of 2008-2009.

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