Hamas on Monday specifically called on Arabs in Judea and Samaria to conduct attacks on Israelis, urging them to start the “third intifada” that would start with attacks on Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, and eventually move into the rest of Israel.
In a message sent out by Hamas Monday to “the Palestinians of the Occupied West Bank,” Hamas called on Arabs to “conduct mass riots” over the next three days as a “sign of support” for Gaza, and of “resistance” to “violence” by Israel.
On Monday night, Israeli media outlets, quoting Egyptian sources, said that Hamas and Islamic Jihad had agreed to an Egyptian demand for a three-day cease-fire. The sources said that the cease-fire could go into effect as soon as Tuesday morning.
In street parlance, this is otherwise known as, ‘throw the rock then hide your hand’. On Monday night, as Hamas is agreeing to a ceasefire that is to commence on Tuesday morning, it exhorts Palestinians to go crazy during the 72-hour period of negotiated calm.
This has the effect of waging war before the truce and then seeking plausible deniability when the locals act up.
Of course, the main reason its effective is because the mainstream media goes right along for the ride and blames Israel.