It is very difficult to look at the developing situation calmly and not pull out one`s hair. How can Jews be so stupid? When did this stupidity descend on the country? A war in Gaza seems inevitable; but it is the direct and expected result of stupid Israeli policy. Hamas is asking for a cease fire in Gaza, and is in a position to impose it on the other terror groups. Israel rejects this out of hand. Why? Hamas is actually good on its word (as Hizballah is). Is it better to let Sderot suffer, then lose hundreds of soldiers in the retaking of Gaza, which may also bring an end to the peace process with Abbas? Is it not better to have a cease fire for a year, conclude a peace deal, and then perhaps let Hamas be subject to its public opinion with regard to the deal? Of course, the bigger stupidity here is that Israel is preventing Abbas from forming a Unity Government with Hamas, which would let Hamas get involved in the peace process. Hamas has agreed to have Abbas be the negotiator, and have a referendum on the deal. What more can one possibly want?
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from the article: A Vietnam called Gaza