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    • Tzfonit
    • 18.12.07 | 10:57 (IST)

    Marcus is correct: entering Gaza would be a one way ticket to hell. We saw that the objectives of the Second Lebanon war were not met because Israel was reluctant to use its ful force for fear of even more civilian casualties and poor planning. A massive incursioninto Gaza would result in the same limitations due to the dense civilian population there. As in the last war, an invasion would not bring a halt to rocket fire. There would be a period of much more intensive attacks, and it would end as it ended with the Hezballah: a cease fire with the enemy rearming with more powerful weapons and posing a greater impending danger. Barak admits that such an invasion would require time to halt the rockets. Better we let that time go by with limited strikes at military targets and wait for Hamas to dissolve. That is the ultimate goal, and that will not be attained by military means. We must see that the citizens of Sderot are given proper shelters immediately and stay out of Gaza.

    from the article: A Vietnam called Gaza
    First published 00:00 18.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 17.12.07
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