Analysis Israel’s Failure on the Gaza Border Could Shift the Crisis There From Bad to Worse

Accepted wisdom in the army has been that numerous casualties bring a risk of escalation, but surprisingly, Israel employed almost no ‘softer’ methods to quell Friday’s protests

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The Israeli army’s actions along the border with the Gaza Strip over the weekend had two goals. The first, overt goal was to prevent Palestinians from crossing en masse into Israel and possibly the communities...