Opinion  Ron Ben-Yishai
War or an agreement: Israel’s critical dilemma vis-à-vis Gaza
Ron Ben-Yishai
Published: 25.06.18, 00:36
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1. whatever happens, you do not want to "own" Gaza again!
Rafi ,   US   (06.25.18)
Gaza's a very difficult problem... however renewed occupation would be the worst of all the bad alternatives...

It seems that one key strategy is being sure that no heavy weapons are smuggled in or produced in Gaza itself. Long-range missiles threaten Tel Aviv... incendiary kites do not.
2. More Delusional Thinking
Mark of Lewiston ,   USA   (06.25.18)
"Whether through a political-diplomatic “arrangement” or through a military battle, the goal is to force Hamas to make a clear and long-term decision: Is the organization a civilian government working in the best interest of the strip’s residents, or is it an active “resistance movement”—in other words, an Islamist terroristic militia waging a war of attrition in creative and diverse ways against the State of Israel and its residents with the purpose of expelling us from “the land of Islam in Palestine.”

(1) If only they'd work and obey like good little slaves, we could achieve our goals by only threatening to kill them all. We wouldn't actually have to kill them all.
(2) Israel wants to push them all into Sinai so Israel can take back the strip.

- The sum up of the article translated into its essential meaning.
3. Solution: let Gaza live, lift the siege, lift the blockade
Khalid Amayreh ,   Occupied Jerusalem   (06.25.18)
4. that last line summed it all up
Cameron   (06.25.18)
Too many years of mucking about with this fanatical fiefdom sitting on your doorstep.

There is just no avoiding having to roll into Gaza like a thunderbolt.
5. Clearly this is what Hamas wants: our renewed engagement,
thus keeping the "conflict" in the headlines.
As much as we'd love to we must not fall for this.
Liquidate their leaders from above, kill the dispatchers of kites, whatever.
Do not re-enter Gaza.
Don't make them "relevant" again.
6. yishai-bibi does not launch wars unless forced
ed   (06.25.18)
bibi will not launch a war. he will do anything to avoid it. he has no appetite for it even if the goal is worth it. he does band-aids like protective edge and even then had to be forced to take out tunnels.not only him but gantz was very also very passive and had to be ordered to take out tunnels

look at bibi's idf record- he was shot twice and nearly drowned. that is partly what drives him. on his own, he cannot bring himself to take the initiative and decapitate hamas. it is not in him. so forget about war while bibi is pm. he only does bandaids.

only because of a pernnially weak opposition is he still pm. bennett is much stronger and more decisive a leader than bibi.

it is time for the media to look at bibi and bennett objectively and not left right points of view.
7. Genetic weaponry targeting Arab gene sequence coming soon.
Steve ,   Duluth, MN   (06.25.18)
8. Choices: Retake Gaza forever or suffer endless war, terror
Chaim ,   Israel   (06.25.18)
Israel's real choices are to retake Gaza forever or suffer endless, war, terror and rockets from Gaza. Israel did not have these problems UNTIL our mad Gaza retreat. In fact, we had beautiful thriving Jewish communities in Gaza. Like virtually all Israel's serious problems, our Gaza problems are a direct result of Israeli retreats and concessions.
9. Hamas arm of Muslim Brotherhood global Islamic domination
10. The only possible resolution.
Michael ,   Raanana   (06.26.18)
Move all Gaza arabs to one of their 21 arab homeland states.
There is no other resolution of the problem.
11. cut it out
Larry ,   LA (formerly)   (06.27.18)
It is time to cut the services that Israel provides to Gaza like water, gas, electricity etc....

that is until the government in Gaza pays for the damages done to Israel by the fire kites and until they stop the rockets.

It is either this or going in with the IDF to kill Hamas heads.....
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