PHOTO GALLERY: Gaza simmers with tension as Israel sets sights on Hamas

Hamas has been on high alert since the IDF launched Operation Brother's Keeper.

A relative of Palestinian member of Hamas' armed wing Ibraheem al-Arqan holds a weapon as others mourn during his funeral in Gaza City. (photo credit: REUTERS)
A relative of Palestinian member of Hamas' armed wing Ibraheem al-Arqan holds a weapon as others mourn during his funeral in Gaza City.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
With Israel seeking to dismantle the Hamas infrastructure in the West Bank following the kidnapping of three Jewish teenagers in Gush Etzion last week, Hamas operatives in the Gaza Strip have been on high alert this week.
Many analysts and observers now wonder whether the events in the West Bank will result in an escalation along the Gaza front.