How long does Mr. Bar'el think Israel will allow a hostile radical entity in Gaza to continue expanding its arsenal of weapons, while keeping the "domestic" peace. My guess is that Hamas will ensure and end to rocket launches from Gaza; maybe even release Gilad in a show of PR good will. This will allow them time to build up armaments. Yesterday, there was a Haaretz article quoting sources that indicated Barak is plannin an imminent invasion of Gaza. Stange that there is little follow-up today. Did someone leak prematurely?
U.S. warns governments, bankers Iran sanctions still in place (Reuters)
from the article: Gaza first?