Haifa late Thursday night. Police bomb sappers neutralized the bomb"explosive device was discovered on a road in
"Security forces arrested two Palestinians found carrying four pipe bombs on Friday morning at a roadblock near Nablus."
Hamas claims responsibility for 10 of the more than 50 mortars fired on southern Israel earlier in day; Gaza medics say five Hamas officers and boy injured in Israeli air strike."
The following analysis of the rationales for these escalating terror attacks, put forth by a learned watchman friend of mine, Shanthi Balasuriyar, is very plausible:
The following statements by the Israeli Opposition leader, Tzipi Livni, that there "is a connection between the bombing attack in Jerusalem and the Grad rocket attacks in Beersheba" and "that force must be used against Hamas and other extremist groups" seems to further confirm the above assessment.
how your foes rear their heads.
3 With cunning they conspire against your people;
they plot against those you cherish.
4 “Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation,
so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.”