So far, Hamas’s response to Israel’s pummeling aerial attack has been tepid. Not that over 30 rockets fired is trivial, but it’s a far cry from what was expected. YNet’s Alex Fishman offers the following explanation: Hamas is not firing back because it can’t, or at least not yet. Israel’s attack heavily targeted the lower rungs of its command structure and its communications network. The piece is worth a read.
Here’s a report about Israel’s use of brand new mini-bunker-buster bombs, just purchased from the U.S. This, combined with a massive intel effort lasting a year, has led to a major tactical advantage for Israel in the opening days.
And for a blow-by-blow account of the rapidly developing war, take a look at the Muqata blog.