Netanyahu’s Shrewd Exploitation of Gaza Violence

Netanyahu has been accused of gambling with the lives of Israel’s citizens

Why does Israel have to tolerate constant rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip? The latest outbreak of violence in the south of the country was the worst since the 2014 Gaza war. Seven hundred rockets were fired at Israel’s towns over a single weekend in early May. Four Israelis were killed and more than 100 were wounded. Israel responded with retaliatory strikes on terrorist installations. The Palestinians also reported a number of casualties, most of them members of Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Prior to the recent general election in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted he was the only candidate…