Ash and Elad, Thanks for your responses, but I truly believe Israel never risked a thing. The Sinai Peninsula is demilitarized and very far from any populated center in Israel. The army could spot planes above that area and intercept them easily. But when it comes to the Golan, to the borderline settlements, Israel hasn't taken the slightest chance. And yet, there is no question that Israel's military superiority is crushing compared to the Palestinians. Maybe that's why Israel never wanted to take a risk - 'low intensity' conflict suits it fine.
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