Iran Behind Missile Attack on Tel Aviv

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Iran, seeking to escalate tensions between Hamas and Israel, was behind last week's missile launch on Tel Aviv from Gaza.

Islamic Jihad, Iran's proxy in the Gaza Strip, launched the rockets in an effort to create a second front against Israel. Iran is seeking to engage Israel in Gaza so that it can distract Israel from its goal of dislodging it from Syria, writes Eyal Zisser at Israel Hayom.

The Iranians also want to embarrass Israel and harm it, by exploiting the fact that this is a sensitive period, ahead of the upcoming April 9 general election.

The attack also bursts the illusion that Hamas can control the terror groups working within Gaza's borders. Concludes Zisser:

At the end of the day, those who shoot at Israeli communities near Gaza will also shoot at Tel Aviv.

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