it's also the only possible way for israel to start believing /whatever, that another 'cast lead' /worse is avoidable. for one simple reason: there are very few alternatives just realistically speaking, unless hamas in some tiny way can signal to israel that a real peace (a lasting one) w/israel is possible - that they want it too. the alternative to that would be just to 'sell out' the territory to egypt &/ to the arab world in general, saying: "now you take over, we don't even care care that gaza ever existed." or, as the worst scenario: transfer of the population, after a war & re-occupation, which of course would be the absolutely worst alternative & the world would never accept it - which is why it's not realistic. actually no alternatives, as i said, are realistic. but hamas could still avoid that final clash. nobody, not even fatah are gonna help them w/that, & i hope they can do it, because time isn't gonna spare anybody here, & there would be israeli casualties too.
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