It seems exceedingly unlikely that the recent Hamas attacks on Israel from Gaza are a mere coincidence with Obama’s re-election. More likely still is that this is part of a new political phase in the Hamas-Tehran axis that presages some kind of breakout (next step in the nuke program?) and is designed to tie up Israel and make a strike against Iran more difficult.
In any case, one new thing we are seeing is the first “social media” war of the 21st century. Such as this video released by the IDF in Twitter showing how they avoided damaging a mosque while taking out a rocket launcher placed on purpose next to the mosque:
Then there’s this video showing Israel’s “iron dome” missile defense system in action: