If sanctions are placed there may be a spike in rockets, then reality will set in. The Pals have to live with the misery, easier said than done. As far as a ground operation, I neither reccommend it or believe it will happen. Too many casualties on all sides. I think Hamas will crack over time with sanctions and a loosening of engagement rules in regards to return fire. Enough property damage, enough targeting of terrorists and a worsening economy will get Hamas to do the simple thing of releasing Shalit and stopping rockets. Better to try sanctions than an expensive ground operation.
Half of $100b of Iran's unfrozen assets is already tied up due to debts (Reuters)
from the article: ANALYSIS: Israel's real intention behind sanctions on Gaza Strip
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