LIGNET Senior Analyst David Wurmser says in a new interview that Iran’s support for Hamas is a major factor behind the hundreds of missiles fired on Israel from Gaza over the last week and that he believes pro-Iran Hamas factions could extend the violence. Intensified Western pressure to end the conflict, he says, could actually accelerate the timeline for an Israeli ground invasion of Gaza.
Dr. David Wurmser, a former national security adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, spoke to LIGNET Managing Editor Fred Fleitz via Skype from Tel Aviv early today. He says he had to duck for cover yesterday when air raid sirens were sounded and that he watched interceptor missiles from Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system destroy two rockets fired at Tel Aviv from Gaza.
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