MembersReview of Israel’s Security Concerns in 2021

Hamas tries to stir up Judea and Samaria, as Gaza remains relatively quiet and Israel considers what to do about Iran

By Aviel Schneider | | Topics: Iran, Gaza, Syria
View of the reinforced security barrier along the Israel-Gaza border that was completed in 2021.
View of the reinforced security barrier along the Israel-Gaza border that was completed in 2021. Photo: Flash90

Israel has to consider four different fronts in its security outlook. Judea and Samaria right in the heart of the country, the Gaza Strip in the south, Hezbollah in Lebanon in the north and the nuclear threat from Iran in the east. A simultaneous escalation on all four fronts would be problematic, which is why Israel is trying to calm the Gaza Strip in order to concentrate on the other fronts. Here is a summary and overview from various studies and security sources.

 

All quiet to the south

It has been four months since the last missile fired from the Gaza Strip landed in Israel. Since the last operation in Gaza, “Guardian of the Walls,” in May 2021, fewer than 10 Gaza rockets have been fired into Israel. In terms of data, it is one of the quietest periods in Gaza since Israel withdrew in 2005. The Defense Ministry believes that the most important factor at this point is Israel didn’t leave the Gaza Strip sealed off economically after the last operation, but worked to provide relief...

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