posted on Jul, 10 2006 @ 01:15 PM
Israeli officials were hesitant to admit it, but the Hamas rulers of the Palestinian Authority openly declared war on Israel Thursday when they
ordered their own security forces to engage IDF soldiers operating against terrorist groups in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip.
This is a very bold and interesting move.
By openly declaring war on Israel, they allow Israel to declare war on them.
This means the gloves come off and the full brunt of the IDF can be unleachesed.
It also means every and anything/every and anyone is now a target.
Seems to me the end result will be Hamas learning the hard way what happens when you "poke the bear" too many times.
Will this draw other countries into the fold?
There were rumors of Iranian and Syrian forces mobilizing near the border-this however was noted 1-2 weeks or more ago
The US still has, I believe 2 full battle groups and more navy ships in the area.
Well, I truly hope I don't see what is going to happen next.
[edit on 7/10/2006 by mrmonsoon]
[edit on 10-7-2006 by sanctum]