A Hamas member training in the Gaza Strip. (Abid Katib/Getty Images)

Hamas Playing with Fire in Gaza Powder Keg (AUDIO INTERVIEW)

Tensions along the Gaza Strip border again erupted this weekend, with Hamas on Saturday targeting an Israel Defense Forces vehicle using an explosive-laden drone. While no Israeli soldiers were wounded in the IED attack, the IDF responded later that night with a series of strikes against Hamas assets.

The exchange, in turn, came after the IDF on Friday struck several terrorist positions in Gaza in retaliation to the firing of five rockets toward southern Israeli communities.

Following the flare-ups, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu issued a statement reiterating that “any attempt to harm our citizens and our soldiers will be met with a forceful response.”

The Media Line discussed the deteriorating situation with Prof. Hillel Frisch, a senior research at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies and an expert on Palestinian politics and military strategy.

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