Jenin, Pelosi, sanctions and al-Qaeda: Four stories, one denominator - analysis

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Jenin, Pelosi, sanctions and al-Qaeda: Four stories, one denominator - analysis
The denominator in each of these cases is that decisions to act were made even though non-action would have preserved the quiet.
By HERB KEINON
Published: AUGUST 2, 2022

Four unrelated stories dominated the news over the past 48 hours, yet a common theme ran through them all: taking strong action despite considerable risks and the inevitability of critics asking why to stir up a hornet’s nest.

The first story, and the one that hits closest to home, was the IDF action in Jenin overnight Tuesday that lead to the arrest of dozens of members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization, including the head of its operations in Samaria, Bassam al-Saadi, and the death of a Palestinian youth.

Many Israelis undoubtedly awoke to the news of the IDF action in the Jenin refugee camp, and the accompanying decision to close roads near Gaza, cancel in-person classes at Sapir College nearby and halt train service from Ashkelon to Netivot in anticipation of revenge rocket fire from Gaza, and asked themselves, who needs it? Why, some surely thought, cause problems now – after a relatively calm period – with the arrest of the 61-year-old leader of PIJ? Why invite attacks? Why not just leave well enough alone?

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