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Israel Prepares for Ground War Against Hamas

Is that like a "War on Drugs" kind of war, or did the Israeli Government actully declare war on Hamas? And BTW, the American Heritage Dictionary defines assassination thusly: "To murder (a prominent person) by surprise attack, as for political reasons." No qualifications about Wartime or Peacetime. But I guess 'assassinate' sound too dignified for your tastes, as if a Human Being was killed instead of a terrorist animal.

Over the weekend, more than 400 Hamas rockets came flying into Israel. The Iron Dome, Israel's missile defense system, shot down the majority of them but not all, leaving nearly a dozen Israelis injured. Diplomatic talks have been underway for days but nothing seems to be happening. Egypt has taken the side of Hamas and the rocket attacks aren't stopping. This has prompted Israel to prepared ground troops for a potential invasion of Gaza.

Thousands of Israeli troops are massed near the Gaza border, meanwhile, awaiting an order to invade should Israeli leaders decide to widen the...