Government should separate military action from its electoral interests
There appears to be a refusal by the government to recognize the limits of deterrence and the short-lived effects of major military operations.
The cease-fire arranged between Israel and the Hamas government in Gaza, via Egyptian mediation, put a temporary end to the violent cycle of attack-response-attack, whose brutality has become routine. But the lull solves nothing; it merely enables both sides, and especially their civilian populations, to breathe a sigh of relief until the next time.
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