Hamas is seeking to draw Israel into a ground invasion of Gaza, as the group's military wing seeks to re-establish itself as the key decision-maker, and to return the movement to its origins as a resistance organisation.Hamas is drawing Israel into a ground invasion? Nonsense. Israel wants a ground invasion!
The Hamas-Israel conflict is unlikely to end in the coming week or two, and a ground invasion in which Israeli troops will be vulnerable to ambush and anti-tank rockets is increasingly probable.
Frequent rocket fire is likely to target key Israeli assets such as ports and airports, which will probably force their shut down. Risks of actual physical damage will be strongly mitigated by the Iron Dome missile defence system, but will increase political pressure for a ground invasion.
There is no unintended escalation for Israel- This entire attack on Gaza, everything that preceded it, looked entirely planned.
Just got this in my inbox!
Israel expands Gaza strikes, warns offensive will be long-term
Tensions have been rising since the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank on June 12. Israel accused Hamas of being behind the abductions, although it provided no proof.
If the US can ‘convince’ Jordan to absorb all the Palestinians already resident in Jordan, the US & Israel can relocate (forcibly, no doubt) the remaining Palestinians, in occupied Palestine, into Jordan. Israel wins.
Moshe Dayan - "Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother."
The mad dog is clearly on the loose!!!!
First post of the day: NATO's Syrian "opposition" annoints Hadi al Bahra- boo hiss boo hiss