The Arab Spring continues to bear poisonous fruit. In the past week, Hamas has fired more than 100 rockets against civilian targets in Israel. Israel responded today with a precise surgical strike that eliminated a top Hamas terrorist. Israel followed that strike with a warning to Hamas militants not to show their faces for a while. Egypt now says that it will no longer tolerate Israel defending itself from terrorists.
CAIRO: Egypt’s Islamist Freedom and Justice Party, formerly headed by President Mohamed Morsi, said on Wednesday Egypt would no longer stand by as Israel attacked Palestinians after air strikes killed a Hamas leader.
The FJP, the political arm of the powerful Muslim Brotherhood movement, said Israeli air strikes that killed top militant Ahmed al-Jaabari in Gaza earlier on Wednesday required “swift Arab and international action to stop the massacres.”
The party, which fielded Morsi in a June election to replace toppled president Hosni Mubarak, said Israel “must take into account the changes in the Arab region and especially Egypt.”
The Israeli Defense Forces and Hamas have — I’m not making this up — started a war on Twitter in addition to the shooting war.
Egypt recalled its ambassador to Israel, and Israel’s ambassador in Cairo is reportedly leaving as well.
Yet the media asked zero questions about any of this during President Obama’s annual press conference. Maybe next year.
Update: Hamas fired rockets at Israel’s nuclear site for the first time.