The al-Qaida-affiliated terrorists who targeted Eilat with rockets on Wednesday morning believe they have found Israel?s strategic Achilles? heel.
Striking from Egypt?s Sinai Peninsula, they hope, rules out Israeli retaliation. Jerusalem is highly reluctant to embark on any kind of counterterrorism operation on Egyptian territory, a fact readily exploited by Wednesday?s attackers. (Jerusalem Post, Posted 19 Apr 13)