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Netanyahu used Gaza war to boost reelection chance: Analyst
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No one is talking about the reason why this is happening because when you are in trouble, start a war - that is Bibi. I am in trouble so let’s start a war and we will let the people know that I am here protecting them, from not only Iran, but from Gaza against militants that are really freedom fighters. Anything to get me reelected."

Allen Roland, online columnist

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A political analyst says the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched the recent Gaza war in order to boost his reelection chances, Press TV reports.


“No one is talking about the reason why this is happening because when you are in trouble, start a war - that is Bibi. I am in trouble so let’s start a war and we will let the people know that I am here protecting them, from not only Iran, but from Gaza against militants that are really freedom fighters. Anything to get me reelected,” Allen Roland, an online columnist, told Press TV on Thursday.

On November 14, the Israeli regime launched a deadly offensive on the blockaded Gaza Strip, which killed more than 160 Palestinians and injured some 1,200 others.

In retaliation for the fatal attacks on the besieged Palestinian territory, the resistance fighters fired rockets and missiles into the occupied lands killing at least five Israelis.

Israel’s Iron Dome missile shield intercepted only about one-third of rockets fired by the Palestinian resistance fighters into the Israeli cities.

“That is the first time that long-range missiles have threatened Israel,” Roland pointed out.

He went on to say that the Israeli regime used the Gaza war as a rehearsal for testing its missile system against the rockets from the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas.

“Remember it was not that long ago that the United States and Israel had a joint military exercise… in regard to a possible attack on Iran” the analyst stated.

“But basically, this is not going to work because the whole issue of Iran and Israel has been intensified, I feel, because Iran has played a role in this battle,” Roland noted.

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