As Hamas Grows Stronger In Gaza, IDF Prepares For Future Conflict

Ynetnews reports: Hamas has quickly learned the lessons of the 2014 Operation Protective Edge and has been hard at work recovering its strength, a  high-ranked IDF officer said Thursday.

However, the Gaza terror organization has yet to restore its rockets arsenal to the same quantity and quality as before the war, it is hindered by a shortage in supply of arms and raw materials, and suffers from increasing tensions between its military and political branches.

During a briefing to the media, a the senior IDF officer revealed some of the military’s plans for a future conflict in Gaza. He also described a situation very similar to the period before the outbreak of Operation Protective Edge: Hamas in Gaza is pushing for an escalation of violence and trying to execute terror bombings in the West Bank – but is not interested in a confrontation with Israel in the Strip itself.

At the same time, Hamas is dedicating most of its time and resources to restoring its military strength and further bolstering its forces.

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