"The loser will be Israel, which will be accused once again of crimes....nobody wants Hamas, whose support comes mainly from the general Palestinian public. It is clear today to every Palestinian that if Hamas is not in the game, then there is no game." (Rubinstein) So let us then draw the logical conclusions about current Israeli policy. Israel wants to eliminate Hamas at all costs, even if the loser is Israel, because this is required to beat Abu Mazen and Fatah into submission. This is required to get the Palestinians to give up and accept a severely truncated West Bank as a "state" with no sovereign control over its land or people or water. And ultimately no choice but to join refugees in other Arab lands. It's time to go for broke. All in the name of Greater Israel.
Islamist militants attack African Union base in southern Somalia (Reuters)
from the article: Fatah is waiting for Israel