Comment and Opinion
Times of Israel: Rocket fire on Tel Aviv pushes Gaza to centre stage in Israel’s elections, by Raphael Ahren
Two rockets were launched from Gaza towards Tel Aviv on Thursday evening. And while it was not immediately clear which Palestinian terror group was responsible — both Hamas and Islamic Jihad possess the Iranian-made longer-range Fajr missiles, but both denied any involvement — one thing seemed immediately clear: these two rockets, whoever fired them, have brought Gaza to front and centre of the current election campaign.
Until Thursday, the centre-left parties focused on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s legal woes and his efforts to ensure the extremist Otzma Yehudit party enters the Knesset, calling him corrupt, divisive and racist. The right-wing parties, on the other hand, sought to portray their rivals as inexperienced, weak, incompetent bleeding-heart leftists.
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