For Hamas, Kidnapping Isn't a Win, Only a Bargaining Chip

Hamas is in no rush to take responsibility and legitimate an Israeli attack.

The received wisdom that is taking form is that we should not take the abduction of Hadar Goldin as a strategic event necessitating a change in the application of military force. According to this mode of thinking, just as soldiers are killed and wounded, the kidnapping of a soldier should be seen as a part of the Gaza campaign.