Head of IDF Southern Command: Hamas is in a State of Anarchy
On a visit this weekend to the community in the Eshkol Regional Authority that was hit by a kassam rocket on Friday night, the Head of the IDF Southern Command, Tal Russo, said that "The terror organizations in Gaza are have been in disarray since the Cast Lead Operation, but their memory is short." He expressed the hope that they would soon calm down after this week's firing of grad missiles on major cities and the Friday night rocket that caused severe damage to a home in the community he was visiting.
"Gaza's terror organizations are in a state of anarchy" he continued, "and that includes Hamas. They don't really talk to each other, they speak in artillery fire."
Asked about the possibility that the IDF would begin Operation Cast Lead II, he said that the IDF's goal is to let civilians lead normal lives, but that the present situation is not exactly normal. The anarchy o n the other side makes it hard for Hamas to go back to the former level of activity."