those of us who had actually paid attention were not fooled by terror supporters like richard goldstone and his partners who claimed that the poor men were just police cadets. israel does not wage war against civilian "police cadets." israel's goal in operation cast lead was to stop, at least for the near future, the daily missile terror attacks on the civilian population near gaza. the goal was to degrade hamas capabilities as much as possible within a given time frame. that goal was accomplished. however, as long as the terror regimes in iran is allowed to continue to supply hamas with all manner of weapons, peace will elude the region. for her part israel will to continue with her all-out effort at intelligence gathering and other missions which had made the gaza operation a success.
Fear of rioting, disorder at Temple Mount prompt restrictions on Muslim worshiper (Haaretz)
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