The author advises Israel to rethink it's strategy of threatening a ground invasion of Gaza in the future. Rightly so, since the debacle of Cast Lead and the perceived numerous and severe disadvantages of launching an invasion as part of Pillar of Defense. Israel has consistently sought to be in a position to deter Hamas from launching attacks and a ground invasion was considered a key instrument of that policy. Ironically, however, it is Hamas who has deterred Israel from launching a ground invasion in this round and, if the author's words are heeded, in the future.
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from the article: Endgame for Israel and Hamas - but what comes next?