barak perhaps and yaalon permitted expansion of gaza farmers right up to fence. prior to that, a no mans land was declared 500m-1km from fence,. yaalon and possibly barak possibly changed that. mistake number one.
idf combat engineering must use robots to trigger suspicious flags objects rather than use soldiers bodies as tripwire. robots exist so bloody well use them.
This "Tit for Tat" has gone on too long.It is not "News" any more.In my opinion,this will continue until the Gazans can't take anymore, of an overwhelming Israeli response (of a many days constant bombardment both day and night. ).This "Fiddling about " only will only gather many more casualties .The generals don't seem to acknowledge that a harsher response is needed. What would they do if one of their sons and daughters went through this 'hell' ?Do they have to ask the public what should be done ?