Further more, Moshe Arens is one of the most level headed politicians (or former politicians) in Israel. In past articles, he always paid attention to palestinian civilians. The points he makes in this article are factual, and I as much as I'm not enthusiastic about doing reserves duty in Gaza, what else is there? It is clearly true that we can't just "wipe out Gaza". We could possibly shift the artillery barrage from the empty fields to more "beneficial" places, but you can imagine the volume of the screams we will hear in world's public opinion.
Israeli teen lightly wounded from stone throwing in West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba (Haaretz)
from the article: Learning the hard way