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Sunday, January 06, 2013

Senior IDF officer: Third intifada has already started

Etzion sector commander Yaniv Alaluf told a closed forum of soldiers from his command area on Sunday that the third intifada is already underway.

Alaluf's assessment of the situation was a pessimistic one: "The process lead by Abu Mazen is over, replaced by the attitude promoted by Hamas. Abu Mazen is trying to survive the Arab Spring and he understands that the path of negotiations with Israel is over.

"The question is – what will follow? We may see regional anarchy along a military campaign of our own."

The sector chief expressed concern that should Israel mount another military operation in Gaza, or have to deal with a regional deterioration, "The IDF may face a shortage in reservists."

But not all is bleak: Alaluf was optimistic as to the IDF's ability to deal with terrorist threats, saying he does not foresee a string of suicide attacks, which became the gruesome hallmark of the al-Aqsa Intifada.

"The third intifada won't be like the second one, which surprised us. We're ahead of the game now and terror won't be able to slither up to central Israel because we're better prepared." 

What could go wrong?

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At 12:45 AM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

Civil anarchy in Yesha among the Arabs will bolster Hamas and worse as a force that topples the PLO once and for all. But it will be hysterically funny to watch Obama and the EU deal with the PLO as "The Palestinian government in exile."


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