Consequences must be immediate and stunning. While slowly ramping up sanctions may condition the USA to apply them when Israel misbehaves, it also conditions Israel to compensate and resist. A slow process will allow the Israeli government to outlast Obama just as they outlasted President George H Bush the Elder. We need a Blitzkrieg of sanctions NOW to resolve this sorry situation within 1 year. I repeat -1 year.
Ya'alon met with security chiefs to assess situation following developments at Gaza border (Haaretz)