Hamas toys with Israelis’ psyche

Hamas is waging war on the psyche of the Israeli public.

That is the root of terrorism: the spread of fear. The rockets, though, with Iron Dome operating at a reported 90 percent success rate, have been somewhat defanged. Hence the effort to dig tunnels, scarring the consciousness of many residents of the border region with the constant scratch of shovels, and, for the second straight night, an attempt to execute a naval infiltration in which frogmen, emerging on Israeli shores from a choppy sea, raid a civilian community.

Thus far, the army has managed to stifle these attempts thanks to a combination of intelligence, alertness, and technology — both infiltration attempts were thwarted by female surveillance operators in the border region — but Hamas, it seems, will continue to try.

Mitch Ginsburg