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Will Israel Send Ground Forces Into Gaza?


World  (tags: Arab war against Israel )

Alexander
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Danny Danon, Israeli politician, reviews the situation and available options



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Beth S. (326)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 9:13 pm
Most other countries would just bomb the hell out of the viper's nest called Gaza. I'd hate to see any more Israeli lives lost for this pathological, dysfunctional hellhole with millions of weapons called Gaza. That's all they can do -- use weapons and constantly incite their kids to violence.
 

Jason S. (57)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 9:15 pm
There will only matter of time, thanks
 

. (7)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 9:18 pm
I hope not!
 

Stan B. (124)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 9:45 pm
Unfortunately they might not have any choice. Palestinian terrorists have fired almost 17000 assorted rockets and missiles into Israel since 2001. I'd like the IDF to remove this scum once and for all. Although the cost in Israeli lives might be high they can't keep living like this.
Isn't it amazing how the Palestinians and their supporters complain about the Israeli blockade yet they manage to smuggle in infinite amounts of weapons, no problem.
 

Alexander Werner (53)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 10:38 pm
Yes, I think that ground incursion will be necessary.

Hamas is unable to rule over many Jihadist groups - no wonders here because different Jihadist groups listed to different authorities, which are often at war with each other.

Truce now may mean a war a bit later. Hamas is not changing its plan to destroy Israel, and Israel is not about to let them do that.
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 12:48 am
Dreadful situation if the Israeli ground forces have to go into Gaza - many buildings will be booby-trapped and civilians will be in those building too. A rock and a hard place. Hamas does not care for its own so it will not be concerned that they will die along with members of the IDF- so tragic.
 

Rob and Jay B. (120)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 1:10 am
Israel has been under daily rocket attacks from the cowardly Hamas terrorists - almost 13,000 rockets fired into Israel this year! Any sane country will fight back to protect its people. The Palestinians started this war several years ago just because the Jewish PM of Israel thought it was time that Jews were allowed to pray on their holiest site, the Temple Mount, that Muslims had deliberately desecrated with building their Dome of the Rock (covered with Hate verses from Islam's scriptures against Jews and Christians) and the ugly al Aqsa mosque. The Muslims were hateful enough to forbid Jews from even standing on the Mount to pray. So when the PM walked onto the Jews' holy ground the Muslims went into their usual blind rage and started the so-called Infitada with the daily rocket attacks on Israel.

Muslims have been trying to destroy Israel since the day the UN gave the Jews back their land that had been invaded, conquered and ruled by succeeding invaders, the Muslims being the last. But Muslims never apologize for any of Islam's slaughters and conquests nor for the destruction of other peoples' cultures and their oppression. Never. They are taught the whole world belongs to them as the only people their fire-breathing deity cares about. He tells them to kill all the Jews and conquer the world under primitive, barbaric Sharia law. Where is the outrage over this arrogant ideology of hate and conquest?

Israel has a right to defend itself. We wish them all the best against this huge sea of blackhearted Muslim hatred and arrogance. No one ever has accused Islam of being about turning the other cheek and loving your neighbor. It never was, and is not now.
 

Carola May (20)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 1:12 am
Go Israel! The only free democratic country surrounded by barbarism, intolerance and hate.
 

Alexander Werner (53)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 6:20 am
Patricia and Edw, by now Hamas tactics of hiding behind civilians are known not only to IDF, but to regular Gazans as well. This has to make them hate Hamas, endangering their lives and the lives of their families.

The task that Israel faces is really occupation of Gaza, deposing Hamas elected when no opposition was organized, give sufficient time for many parties to get organized without a fear of Jihadists, and run the true elections then.

Only when Gazans have a real alternatives to Hamas their elections will make sense.
 

Ge M. (217)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 6:53 am
I, and others, speak out against Hamas and the abuses that they inflict on their own people. The war crimes in training little kids to bear arms and the teaching of hatred to babies, children of 3 are regularly shown speaking hatred of Jews and Israel. Also clearly mentioned, time and time again, is the suffering of Israelis (remembering that Israelis are not just Jews but that is how everyone wants to see them), the deliberate targeting of religious places, kindergardens, schools and places where young people can be found.

Time and time again all I see are the traditional anti-Semites condemning Israel for putting up with years of atrocities and then finally, having enough and going in to protect their citizens which include some 1.5 million Palestinian Arabs. I see people blaming Israel for making every effort to target just terrorists and munitions but, sadly, occasionally killing a civilian, something many IDF soldiers die to prevent. These civilians would not die if Hamas did not deliberately hide in with the population knowing that Israel is reluctant to attack them there and then they use the propaganda machine to blame Israel. So many jump on the band wagon and, I have no doubt, that the first time these people had a rocket lobbed in their direction would be expecting their government to bomb the hell out of that country. Hypocricy pure and simple. Perhaps they should live like that and see how long they would cope. Israel has no choice, they do.
 

Tommy S. (11)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 8:19 am
Israelis have the patience of Job-- their hate filled barbaric neighbours need to be sternly dealt with-- no more hudnas
 

Phyllis Baxter (39)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 10:14 am
I suppose the pro Arab sympathiezers think Israel should just sit there and take hundreds of rockets.
 

Birgitta S. (231)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 10:17 am
 

Birgitta S. (231)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 10:18 am
HOW LONG WILL THIS HORROR CONTINUE??
 

mag.w.d. Aichberger (34)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 10:23 am
> I suppose the pro Arab sympathiezers think Israel should just sit there and take hundreds of rockets.
I, on the other hand, would rather suppose that those critical of USraHell, or more precicely of It's powers-to-be (may they soon become history!) and their politics, esp. their politics of illegal land-robbery, illegal occupation, piracy, sadistic total economic warfare and slow genocide, mudering people, murdering a high percentage of unarmed bystanders and children, abducting and imprisoning people without due process, sabotaging and turning-into-a-charade any peace-process, habitually breaking cease-fiores and and promises, and poisoning the world with their propaganda (to mention just a few items, in no particular order) etc etc think that these policies ought to be chnaged, sothat there isn't any more motiv for the Palestinian freedom fighters to fire rockets.
 

Nancy Black (302)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 11:55 am
Noted, tweeted, tweeted, and shared. In the words of General Sherman, "World is Hell." Both sides need to bend a bit; they need to remember their children.
 

Stephen Brian (23)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 12:10 pm
There is a major issue related to a ground-based strike:

Cities with prepared defences are pretty much death for invading ground-forces. Urban warfare in ground-invasion can be done, and the IDF is at least as good as any other army at it, but it is extremely difficult, gets bloody, and would be very limited. The classic example I usually use is the Soviet capture of Berlin in WW2: They took the city intact, but apparently needed 50,000 troops to take just the main street. I ran the numbers, assuming similar ratios needed for soldiers and city-size (number of defensible positions where defenders may be located), and the entire Israeli army cannot take Gaza City the way the Soviets did Berlin. The usual method for taking a city is to bomb it until the parts which must be taken no longer resemble a city, destroying both prepared defences and the countless hiding spots for snipers (every window of every building). While Israel has repeatedly set world-records for militant-to-civilian death-ratios (cleanest operations, adjusted for scale), the preparation for a ground-invasion would likely lead to a lot of dead civilians. Politics and the overall mission, which is not to drive up militant recruitment, would put a limit on the scale of preparations, which would in turn put a limit on the scale of a ground-strike and put Israeli soldiers at risk.

In short, if the rockets can be stopped by bombings, that would be much better for everyone. On the other hand, that may simply not be possible and besides, I don't see Hamas really getting defeated by airstrikes, even if the rocket are destroyed.
 

Joseph G. Paquette (1)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 1:00 pm

I AGREE that ground incursion will be necessary.
However a people who are living in a state of complete
lack of hope for their future is a willing field to plant
the seeds of hunger and ignorance.
 

Marilyn L. (107)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 2:27 pm
I hope not.
 

Dori Grasso (0)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 5:40 pm
Wolf, your knowledge of history is seriously lacking. The fact is that those who were displaced from the land may have farmed it, but they did NOT own it. The land was entirely owned by absentee landlords in Turkey under the Ottoman Empire. It was paid for over and over and over again by Jews who settled in the area, far more than the land was worth. In 1948 when Israel became a nation, Jews went to their Arab neighbors and BEGGED them to stay. The majority chose to flee; most had never even seen a Jew with a gun. They were told that they would be back in a month, having driven the Jews into the sea, able to kill the men and boy children and take the women and girls as slaves.

These are documented FACTS, not my opinion.

In Israel today, Arabs have the highest standard of living of any Arab community anywhere. They attend every university in Israel, including Hebrew University and the Technion, they are welcomed into the military (but NOT drafted), they have the right to vote, and they have elected members who serve in the Knesset (Parliament) who are free to criticize the government without fear of reprisal (at least from Israelis, from Fatah and Hamas is a different issue)-- and they DO. Mosques are not destroyed in Israel-- unless they're being used to store munitions. Tell me of an Arab country where the reverse is true.

I sympathize with the Palestinians. They have been lied to and abused repeatedly-- by other ARABS. They've deliberately been kept in poverty, in horrendous conditions. NO OTHER REFUGEE POPULATION IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD HAS BEEN REFUSED ASSIMILATION BY THEIR OWN PEOPLE FOR OVER 60 YEARS. Now please, tell me how much one of those artificial islands in the UAE cost-- and why that money couldn't have been used to make the lives of those in the camps much easier. How much money do the oil barons have?

It was never "their" land. It was owned by absentee landlords. It was legally bought by Jews, who begged the Palestinians to stay and help build the nation. The Palestinians have been lied to, manipulated, and made to drink an incredibly toxic brand of KoolAid. And you too, Wolf, have happily drunk it.

Please learn some history.
 

Stella Gamboni (17)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 8:28 pm
Without getting into the social and political causes for this mess, I have to note that neither side has much aversion to "collateral damage".
 

Devon Leonard (54)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 10:30 pm
Let us add our prayers for Peace to the potion of suffering that is brewing in Gaza. May there emerge a way to pave a road for resolution before this escalates and even more tears are shed.
 

Hilary S. (45)
Monday November 19, 2012, 1:45 am
the democratically elected government of israel is by law required to defend its citizens. hamas behaves with no such constraints, as it stores its weapons caches in gaza's apartment buildings, and fires rockets from at israeli civilian targets from kindergartens and other civilian sites.
if hamas doesn't care about the lives of its children and civilians, why do they want anyone else to care?
 

Alexander Werner (53)
Monday November 19, 2012, 9:46 am
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Herbert E. (10)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 4:35 am
Arab War against Israel is a misnomer, it should read the west, so called christians, against Islam, Muslims.
 

Alexander Werner (53)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 5:32 am
Come on, Herbert. Muslims are leaving the Islamic countries coming to come to live to the West, to Christians, who let them in.

 
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