An army is a blunt weapon. Send it into a populated area where the enemy doesn't wear a uniform and innocents are going to die. This is happening right now in Gaza. Many people are quick to blame Israel for these deaths, calling them "unnecessary" or even "war crimes."
Lately, Israel has had to endure unguided missiles raining down on its territory. Since they are unguided, the people launching them, Hamas soldiers, aren't conducting surgical strikes. In fact, it appears they would be happy if they hit schools, hospitals, markets, and other heavily-populated targets.
So, imagine you are Israel. Do you have another way of attempting to put a stop to the daily barrage of missiles?
This is not an invitation to criticize the creation of Israel after WW2. It's not an invitation to criticize policies you think led up to Hamas.
I'm only asking what's the alternative to sending in its troops to attempt to drive Hamas out of Gaza?
Only about 4 million more Palestinians to go, right?
You;re forgetting the West bank and the diaspora
Israel already makes extensive use of both aeriel and ground based drones in Gaza In respionse, the Qassam brigades pepare under cover, then use coordinated team work to deploy target, launch their rockets and clear out, well within the window between drone patrols
Hopefully, next election time the Palestinians will realize that it's ultimately Hamas which is bringing the Israeli drones their way.
Ah yes, the whipping boy theory.
Exactly what kind of democracy is it where you punish a nation because they don't elect the leadership an occupying army wants?
I see the Hamas-as-occupying-army analogy.
We fought the Germans even though he was a brutal and insane dictator. Think of Hamas as the Nazi Party, willing to throw its citizens into a losing battle just for the fuck of it.
So far, when a cease fire or other peace effort is made, it seems to be the Israelis who give it a chance.
Oh, Erock68la, please watch the video kOrsan gave us.
"To portray one side as innocent peace-lovers and the other side as murderous psychotics is Propaganda 101."
It's not propaganda when it's the truth...and in this case it is true.