I agree, Israel's goal is not to topple Hamas nor reoccupy the Gaza strip. Judging by Israel's actions over the past 30 years the goal is to simply annex Gaza and then the West Bank. Israel has never shown any serious interest in peace as is easily demonstrated by the steady expansion of settlements. Now Israel just needs a way to get rid of these pesky Palestinians. And please note that I and many Americans are not anti-Semitic, just anti far right hetro orthodox Israel.
Germany's Merkel says military efforts needed in Syria but they won't end war (Reuters)
from the article: Israel doesn't want to topple Hamas, just rein it in