Why didn’t Hamas fire rockets at the Jerusalem flag march? - intel report

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Why didn’t Hamas fire rockets at the Jerusalem flag march? - intel report
The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center said there was a multi-pronged decision behind their move.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Published: JUNE 13, 2022

The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center on Monday published a report explaining why Hamas did not fire rockets in response to the Jerusalem flag march last month, despite threatening to do so. The decision to back off its threat was multipronged, according to the intelligence center’s report, which was prepared by former senior Israeli intelligence people who have ongoing contacts with current Israeli intelligence officials.

The reasons

First, Hamas said it had succeeded in getting Israel to change the path of the march to a less provocative one as far as al-Aqsa Mosque was concerned. Even though Israel never intended that the flag march route would go near the mosque, Hamas made the statement for propaganda purposes, the report said.

Second, Hamas said Israel was extraordinarily well prepared both because it was carrying out a major national IDF training exercise and was on heightened security alert following the Hamas threats. This meant that Hamas would be unable to achieve a surprise as it did in May 2021.

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