Politicians in Israel have rejected a proposal for a broad military operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip to stop rockets from being fired from the besieged territory, RT reported on Sunday. The rockets are a response to the attacks by Israeli Jewish settlers on Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem during the fasting month of Ramadan.According to Israeli TV Channel 12, the occupation state’s security officials believe that there should be a military response to the rockets, even if this means days of fighting. Retaliation, it is said, will deter Hamas and push for progress in relation to other outstanding issues with Israel.
However, RT reported Israeli public broadcaster Makan as saying that the politicians did not want an escalation because they had received a message from Hamas through Egypt that the Islamic Resistance Movement had been dragged into a confrontation by “rogue” Palestinian groups such as Islamic Jihad.
At the same time, said Makan, the Israeli politicians sent a message reminding Hamas that it is responsible for the Gaza Strip and the movement must impose its control on the ground.