Israeli Army Told to Prepare for Large-Scale Invasion of Gaza

By Jason Ditz

(ANTIWAR.COM— Israeli army warplanes attacked the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, threatening a three-day ceasefire. This followed reports that a Palestinian fire balloon landed on a kindergarten, causing no casualties.

The Israeli Army has been told to prepare for a “large-scale military operation” against the Gaza Strip, and the military has recently been conducting drills simulating a full-scale military conquest of the entire strip.

Hamas is scrambling to try to stop the balloon and kite flying from their side of the border, but an invasion is expected in fairly short order if they are anything short of 100% successful. The Israeli military doesn’t seem to be immediately on board for such a war, however.

Senior Israeli officers are pushing the government to try something other than an invasion first, suggesting that they might be able to “pressure” Gaza’s civilians in an attempt to force Hamas to avoid the war.

The military sees the closing of the lone border crossing as pressuring the civilians, and wants the government to give it time. After months of public protests against the Israeli blockade, one would think Israel would not overestimate the ability of Gazans to influence policy.

Still, it is noteworthy that the Israeli military is trying to delay an invasion at all. Historically, invasions of the Gaza Strip have been frequent, and have faced little public resistance from the military leadership.

By Jason Ditz / Republished with permission / ANTIWAR.COM / Report a typo

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5 Comments on "Israeli Army Told to Prepare for Large-Scale Invasion of Gaza"

  1. A party balloon with a petrol soaked rag, and the ‘most moral army in the world’ throws a total hissy fit and bombs the stuffing out of women and children.
    Please let there be a special place in an eternal hell for these people. They are not fit to mix with us normal sinners who merely steal and cheat.

  2. America has been totally coopted by the Racist Zionist Agenda. Brainwashed Americans dumbed down by Flouride, Antidepressants, MSM Propaganda and the endless assault on the poor have lost all touch with reality.

  3. Israel, unfortunately is reaping what it has sowed. If the Palestinians had their own country, the Palestinian government would be much more empowered to stop the hotheads from doing stupid things. As it is now, everyone is their own master and Israel thinks it has a right to punish the whole population (to do so of course, is contrary to international law)!

  4. Any excuse….no casualties?
    Frankly I’m getting pretty sick of the slaughter of Gazans….it seems to me that it’s overkill….unjustified.
    Are they using Gazans to test their weapon technology?

  5. Did you see them shoot down that woman medic who was unarmed running to help a victim? That made me sick to my stomach. I don’t want any tax dollars going to them….they are merciless killers

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