The IDF is a semi-competent army that relies mostly upon a massive weapons advantage and overwhelming force to smother their opponents, who are invariably lightly armed. We saw this strategy in the Gaza op and the flotilla raid. It backfired rather badly against Hizbollah during the 2006 war, which Israel went on to lose in detail. When this overwhelming force + technology strategy does not work, Israel has no plan B.
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