“The aim was not so much revenge but mainly to make them [the militant Palestinians] frightened. We wanted to make them look over their shoulders and feel that we are upon them. And therefore we tried not to do things by just shooting a guy in the street – that’s easy … fairly.”
I am not a big fan of the name but they could have been on to something here, in terms of creating a fair deterrent. Still too weak, maybe, but realistically, there is no strong deterrent. Perhaps it just seems good considering the dismal range of options at hand; among which, the stupidest would be the one involving large scale mobilization of troops to the border. Which is also why it is the most likely choice. One can only hope that this time it will be different.