If this article is correct why was this not done before Hamas had the opportunity to better fortify themselves and bring in many, many more weapons? Was it because the Olmert government did not want to admit the failure of the Gaza withdrawal? American foreign policy needs? The lives of Israeli soldiers is more important than playing politics. The disaster and loss of life in the Second Lebanon War caused by this government's poor decisions and Sderot are fresh. If this article is the case Olmert must do whatever is necessary to minimize Israeli casualties, even at the expense of his very beloved world opinion. Tell the world to f off and do what has to be done.
Police disperse hundreds in brawl in Kafr Manda, northern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: ANALYSIS: Israel's real intention behind sanctions on Gaza Strip