If terrorists stand down, so will Israel
By Ted Belman
I titled an earlier post THIS GAZA WAR WILL END CONCLUSIVELY. I feared at the time that I was wrong. I was indulging in wishful thinking.
Even though the Cabinet has approved the call up of 75,000 reservists, I believe that this operation will end soon.
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, however, told Channel 10 that toppling Hamas is not on the agenda as a goal for Operation Pillar of Defense.
“We are definitely considering a ground operation, but toppling Hamas, I think that’s something that the next government will have to decide,” he said.
Liberman also told Channel 2 that the IDF will only stop its attacks against Hamas and other terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip once Israel accomplishes its goals of stopping rocket fire and increasing deterrence.
The Prime Minister has made similar statements.