Israeli incursions into Gaza are the rule, not the exception | +972 Magazine

Illustrative file photo of Israeli troops deployed along the Gaza border. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

The covert incursions we learned about Sunday night demonstrate something even broader, however. The raid came at the height of the most serious cease fire talks we’ve seen between Israel and Hamas since 2014. That it occurred just hours after Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu declared he was doing everything to avert another war, suggests that Israel did not intend for it to actually spark an escalation. In other words, there was nothing special about the cross-border raid other than the fact that it left seven people dead.

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