Top General Explains Why Israel Refrained From Occupying Gaza

Amos Harel
Amos Harel
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A fierce controversy has raged for some years within the Israel Defense Forces, though mainly around it, over the status of its ground forces. Israel has rarely utilized ground forces for deep maneuver operations in enemy territory for at least two decades. Even when a military operation, or quasi war, is launched over a specific point of tension, a combination of circumstances appears to preclude a decision to send ground forces deep into the other side’s territory.

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