It’s easy to see the twisted strategy behind the fusillade of rockets directed at Israel: Militants in Gaza are trying to burnish their credentials as leaders of the resistance. They provoked an Israeli attack. Civilians are paying the price. It’s a devastating, all-too-familiar pattern. But this time, the rockets are more powerful. And there are signs that Hamas, the militant group that rules Gaza, feels confident that its allies who have taken power in the Arab Spring will rally to its side.
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