IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot asked the Air Force to present him with a plan that would make it easier on the leadership in the Gaza Strip not only to swallow the bitter pill, but also to arrest members of the Salafist organization that launched the rocket at Sderot earlier that day.

Meanwhile, Hamas is having a hard time hiding the surprise among the members of its military wing following that attack. It’s very likely that Hamas, along with other foreign players—such as the Iranian experts sitting in the Gaza Strip and trying to study the IDF and the weapons it develops—have been analyzing this unusual IAF strike. They know exactly what was hit, and they’re trying to figure out how that happened. And on this they have reason to worry. Needless to say the lessons being learned in Gaza are immediately passed on to southern Lebanon, Hezbollah, Syria, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and Iranian intelligence.

The first conclusion Hamas needs to draw from this attack is that Israel will take advantage of any security-related incident coming out of Gaza carry out some form of an unusual operation.

The relationship the IDF currently has with the American military can definitely be defined as “intimate.” On this, Eisenkot continues the tradition of his predecessors, who knew how to maintain good work relations with the American defense establishment—despite disagreements in the political ranks.


If we find ourselves in a state of emergency in which Israel is in need of protection from the threat of ballistic missiles, Israeli and American teams will sit together in one command center in central Israel. They will operate a global system that will provide them with real-time alerts on launches, and will work as one unit to intercept the missiles—using either American or Israeli anti-missile measures. Such a scenario has already been drilled, which is more than what the American military does with some of its other allies.

Source : y net news