How to deal with Hamas and Gaza
Caroline Glick argues
that the only way for Israel to defeat Hamas is to undo Ariel Sharon's criminal expulsion of Gaza's 8,500 Jews and reoccupy the Gaza Strip
, perhaps permanently. The problem is that there aren't enough people who are willing to express that view who are able to get it into the mainstream media.
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Israel has only two options for dealing with the ever-escalating
threat from Gaza. It can try to coexist with Hamas. This option is
doomed to failure since Hamas seeks the annihilation of the Jewish
people and the eradication of Israel. Recognizing this state of affairs,
in a public opinion survey taken on Wednesday for Channel 2, 88% of
Israelis said that a cease-fire with Hamas will either not hold at all
or hold for only a short time.
74% of Israelis opposed accepting a cease-fire.
other choice is to destroy Hamas. To accomplish this Israel will need
to invade Gaza and remain in place. It will have to kill or imprison
thousands of terrorists, send thousands more packing for Sinai, and then
spend years patrolling the streets of Gaza and arresting terrorists
just as it does today in Judea and Samaria.
the first option is impossible, the latter option is not currently
viable. It isn't viable because not enough people making the argument
have the opportunity to publish their thoughts in leading publications.
Most of those who might have the courage to voice this view fear that if
they do, they will be denied an audience, or discredited as warmongers
So they remain silent or
impotently say that Israel shouldn't agree to a cease-fire without
mentioning what Israel's other option is.
Labels: Ariel Sharon, Gaza expulsion, Hamas