The logic behind Israel's (non) response to terror... - UPDATED
For the longest time, I have been trying to understand the logic behind Israel's (non) response to Arab attacks against the Jewish State.
Among the tactics that Israel has developed an affinity for has been causing sonic booms over Arab population centers in Gaza.
As a result of a petition filed against the sonic booms by Physicians for Human Rights-Israel and the Gaza Community Mental Health Program, the State of Israel had to explain the rationale behind its policy of non-response measures (AKA sonic booms) to the Supreme Court (courtesy of Ha'aretz):
Israel Air Force warplanes break the sound barrier over the Gaza Strip in order to confuse terrorists, the state told the High Court of Justice on Sunday.
The sonic booms are intended to "disrupt terror activities, engender fear among terrorists planning to attempt to fire rockets, deceive, create disinformation and a sense of threat and confusion among terrorists concerning the extent of Israel Defense Forces operations - their nature and specific locations."
And to think, all this time, I thought the sonic booms were meant to confuse the Jewish citizens of the State of Israel, leading them to believe that the State of Israel and the IDF were actually taking steps to fight Arab terror.
Learn something new everyday...
This just in: Government Eases Travel and Work Permit Restrictions in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip. (The list must be seen to be believed).
Sadly, we all know what generally follows such "goodwill" gestures...