"The army is also concerned that miscalculations of the enemy's intentions, on either side of the border, could lead to war between Syria and Israel even if neither side wants it." One would think that adaquate intelligence on either side would b able to truly assess the situation instead of groping in the dark and miscaltulating intentions. Or maybe it would be better to just do something logical like TALK to the Syrians. A three - front war is something we definitely don't need. But weighing military strategy in Gaza must be done out of consideration for the situation there and not through saving manpower. A ground operation in Gaza would be a grave mistake - but there are far better reasons not to launch a ground operation in Gaza other than undermining capabilities in the north.
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from the article: IDF: No Gaza ground operation due to fear of war with Syria