• Fri. Sep 30th, 2022
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Former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo warns that the threat posed by terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip against Israel is greater than ever. Pardo says Hamas and Islamic Jihad could launch more rockets at Israel today than they could during the Gaza war in 2014. He lacks a plan to tackle the threat.

“Israel has failed to present a final plan for Gaza and other Palestinian challenges,” Prado said at a recent security conference.

On Sunday, the conflict between Israel and the terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip flared up again when the Iran-backed terrorist group Islamic Jihad fired more than 90 rockets at Israel in two days. There have been many similar rounds of conflict in recent years. And just like in the previous rounds of conflict, it has ended with a kind of ceasefire after a few days of fighting. It is probably only a matter of time before the rockets once again rain down on Israel’s civilian population.

Pardo thinks it should end with just sitting and waiting for the next round of conflict, writes the Jerusalem Post. He calls for a more long-term strategy to tackle the challenge with the terrorist groups in Gaza. He believes Israel should stop acting as if time is on their side. Pardo believes the terrorist groups will only get stronger and stronger over time.

Still, he does not come up with a clear solution to the challenge himself.

Another former security chief, former Shin Bet chief Avi Dichter, has previously said a major land operation is needed to remove Hamas and other Islamist terrorist organizations from the Gaza Strip. But it can take many years.

“A major Gaza operation will not last for two weeks or three months, but maybe as much as three years,” Dichter said at a conference in September 2019.

Former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo (right) believes Israel lacks plans to deal with the threat posed by terrorist groups in Gaza. Here with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and current Mossad chief Yossi Cohen. (Photo: GPO / Flickr)

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