Analysis: Gaza Ground War Wouldn't Cure Israel's Hamas Headache -- Crispian Balmer, Reuters
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip will not provide any long-term solution to the problem posed by the Islamist group Hamas, and this will make the government think long and hard before sending in the troops.
After six days of intensive military strikes against the Palestinian enclave, which Israel says are needed to halt regular militant rocket fire, thousands of Israeli soldiers are massing on the border awaiting orders to attack.
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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials
In Gaza, status quo won’t do -- Eugene Robinson, Washington Post
Hamas leaves Israel no choice -- Danny Ayalon, The Guardian
Egypt's balancing act in Gaza -- David Kenner, Foreign Policy
Hamas' Miscalculation: Why The Group Thought It Could Get Away With Striking Israel -- Barak Mendelsohn, Council On Foreign Relations
The Israeli Assault on Gaza: How Surgical Are the Strikes? -- Karl Vick, Time
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