A masked Palestinian carries a mock rocket as he participates in a Hamas rally in Bureij, central Gaza Strip, March 7, 2008.
"Six Ways Not to Deal with Hamas"
Magazine or Newspaper Article, Foreign Policy
Author: Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program
Belfer Center Programs or Projects: International Security
"With only the occasional pause, the rain of Qassams aimed at Israel’s civilian population continues unabated. More than 3,000 of these primitive rockets have been launched against Israeli cities and towns since Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005. To understand how this affects Israelis, imagine the U.S. reaction if Hoboken were constantly shelling Manhattan, or picture the French capital’s response to a steady barrage from the Paris suburbs. It’s a situation few governments would tolerate, but frustrated Israeli policymakers face a menu of options that range from the merely bad to the even worse. Let us examine each of the alternatives in turn...."
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