When condoms heat up the conflict in Israel

   A kite flies over the border in an area where kites and balloons have caused blazes, between Israel and the Gaza strip, on June 8, 2018.
A kite flies over the border in an area where kites and balloons have caused blazes, between Israel and the Gaza strip, on June 8, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS

Hamas launch of rubber carrying explosive devices sparks retaliation from Israeli army

Can condoms cause a war? At the Gaza Strip, the answer appears to be a resounding "yes".

The reason is the new combat tactics of Hamas, which controls the Palestinian territory.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 22, 2018, with the headline 'When condoms heat up the conflict in Israel'. Print Edition | Subscribe