Ceasefire negotiations bring Gaza ground operation closer than ever
Israel’s determination to demilitarize Gaza and Hamas’ desire to shed Israeli blood could well mean IDF boots on the ground before calm is restored.
Published: 07.17.14, 14:50 / Israel Opinion
Negotiations for a ceasefire moved into a serious stage on Wednesday night, but – absurdly – an IDF ground operation in Gaza seems closer than ever, and is apparently inevitable.
This is down to the fact that Hamas is now trying with all its might, or rather last of its strength, to gain some kind of operational achievement, one that, if realized, could lead to the deaths of Israeli civilians and soldiers. On Wednesday night, the IDF thwarted a massive infiltration attempt through a tunnel dug in Gaza and emerging near Kibbutz Sufa.
This attempted infiltration was another effort by Hamas to rehabilitate its poor…
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