It seems like there is a lot of moral discussions here and too little reflection on the dreadful strategic (and humanitarian) situation in the Middle East. It is difficult to see how current Israeli actions can do much to remove the problems inserted by dangerous years of ignoring or relying excessively on military force to the Palestinian problems. In conjunction with the disastrous situation in Iraq, this threatens to spell doom for the whole region, Israel included.
Russia is not and will not launch infantry operations in Syria, says senior lawmaker (Reuters)
from the article: Firepower versus brainpower