This week’s massive escalation of rocket attacks from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip spotlights the security dangers faced by Israel if the Jewish state evacuates territory either unilaterally or in a deal with the Palestinians, contended Breitbart Jerusalem chief Aaron Klein.
Speaking in a panel discussion on Israel’s i24NEWS (video above), Klein reminded viewers about Israel’s 2005 withdrawal from Gaza, which he argued paved the way for Hamas’s takeover and the use of the coastal enclave to attack Israel.
“[Then-Prime Minister] Arial Sharon pledged that if Israel evacuates the Gaza Strip then the world would understand if the Jewish state needed to go in and defend itself,” Klein stated.
More than 180 projectiles were fired from the Gaza Strip aimed at Israeli civilian population centers this week.
At least 19 Israelis were reportedly injured in the attacks, which slammed the city of Sderot and reached as far as the Israeli city of Beersheba.