Shayetet's commanders, like Israel's political commanders, suffer from the sin of pride. They think just the site of the IDF will cause these hippies to drop to the floor and beg for mercy. Just as the siege of Gaza itself has only made Hamas stronger, so to will this travesty only make opposition to Israel (especially in Europe).
4 UN peacekeepers injured in Sinai and taken to hospital in south Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Straight into the trap