Monday, August 4, 2014

Why isn't Hamas firing rockets into Egypt?

So Hamas says their war with Israel is all about Israel's closure of border crossings with Gaza, and its naval blockade. But Hamas also has a border with Egypt, and Egypt has also closed their border with Gaza.

There have been attacks in Egypt over the past several years; see this recent article, for example. But why isn't Hamas firing thousands of rockets into Egypt?

I can think of a few answers:
1. Egypt's response would make Israel's actions look tepid;
2. It's okay to kill Jews, not to kill Arabs;
3. Hamas's attack really isn't about the border crossings, it's about having a Jewish neighbour.

Anyone want to guess which answer is right?

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