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Israel Prepares for Ground War Against Hamas

wpqr Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 9:40 AM
Wrong. In case you weren't paying attention, Israel ended its occupation of Gaza seven years ago. The naval blockade wasn't established until eighteen months later to prevent Hamas from obtaining weapons. They are firing rockets into Israel because they want to turn the area into an Islamist state and annihilate its Jewish citizens. (Read its charter.)

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...