Nicht von mir, sondern Gideon Levy – ich halte dem mutigen, klugen, gefährdeten Denker die Daumen – in Haaretz. Wie würde Israel reagieren, wenn – anstelle von Hamasführern wie Mohammed Deif am Dienstag – die Machthaber und ihre Familien per Attentat getötet würden? Würden sie Waffen bedingungslos niederlegen?
Wie kann man glauben, dass es so funktioniert?
What would Israel do in Hamas’ shoes?
The Palestinian response to the killing of Mohammed Deif’s wife and son will be exactly like the Israeli response in the reverse situation: Vengeance and retribution.
The most interesting question in the region at the moment concerns the identity of the third person who was killed Tuesday in the Israel Air Force attack on the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza. Israel attempted to kill Mohammed Deif, head of the Hamas military wing, and succeeded in killing his wife and young son. Amid the ruins of the building, which belongs to a Hamas rocketry expert, the corpse of a third individual was found, a man in his 50s. Was this Deif or the owner of the house? Hamas is not saying at this stage and Israel does not know for certain, but this morning the chances that Deif was killed in the attack appear slim.
Man überlegt auf der israelischen Seite übrigens nur, ob die targeted assassinations erfolgreich seien – was sie in diesem Fall bejahen, in andern nicht – und nicht etwa, ob das so in Ordnung sei:
For 45 days, Israel has been searching for the tiebreaker in its confrontation with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The successful interceptions by the Iron Dome system, the destruction of 32 Hamas attack tunnels, the enormous destruction wrought in towns and neighborhoods close to the border — these were not enough to convince the Israeli public of a tangible victory.
und hier die Sammlung: