Defense official: Doubtful we get through the summer without a round of escalation

Israel National News reports: “After the barrage of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, and ahead of the events of the coming month, a defense official estimates that the situation could lead to an escalation.

The defense establishment is marking a number of key events in the coming month: The commemorations of ‘Nakba Day’ and ‘Naksa Day’ on the part of the Palestinian Arabs as well as the flag march on Jerusalem Day.

On ‘Nakba Day’, the Arabs mark what they view the ‘catastrophe’ of the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948.

‘Naksa Day’, of ‘Day of Setback’, is an Arab commemoration of the anniversary of the 1967 Six Day War.

‘It is very doubtful that the State of Israel will get through this summer without a wide round of escalation in Gaza,’ the defense official assessed in a conversation with Channel 13 News…”

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