“While Hamas has maintained a precarious calm with the Jewish state for almost a year, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad attempted to stand out by taking a much more hostile attitude towards Israel – one it can afford since it does not have to provide for the needs of the civilian population of Gaza (unlike Hamas).”

“Israel attempted to restore some form of deterrence against the group with the targeted assassination of one of its commanders last November. Yet, it is clear that this did not change the group’s strategy.”

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