By Ted Belman
As I see it, Israel has no stomach for a ground invasion. Israel is deterred by Hamas from doing so. So Israel is left to position its goals as quiet for quiet or perhaps a little better, quiet for extended quiet.
But with over 1000 sorties, Hamas is still not deterred by Israel.
This is unacceptable and it is the reality.
The question comes up, why does Israel not seek to destroy Hamas Now is the time when Islamists are preoccupied elsewhere.
Evidently 4000 Gazans heeded Israel’s warning to leave their homes in the north. That’s a good thing. But Israel failed to demolish the area which she should have done. Then move on to another area.
If Israel settles for calm, it will show weakness and be the opposite of maintaining deterrence.
By the way, Max Blumental, no friend of Israel wrote,
Israeli police, intelligence officials and Netanyahu knew within hours of the kidnapping and murder of the three teens that they had been killed. And they knew who the prime suspects were less than a day after the kidnapping was reported.
I never heard that before. is it true.