Israel and Gaza: The existential conundrum

ByASHER SUSSER
July 22, 2014 14:29

Gaza only poses problems of Current Security to Israel, the West Bank, however, constitutes a Basic Security problem.




Ariel Sharon

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon addresses the nation on the disengagement from Gaza, August 15, 2005. (photo credit:REUTERS)

As Israel engages Hamas in yet another round of vicious warfare, many, if not most, in Israel would argue that the withdrawal from Gaza a decade ago was a terrible blunder.

In the interim, Hamas took over the Gaza Strip and the rocket attacks only increased in severity and range, disrupting the country’s normal routine by driving millions of Israeli civilians into the shelters, at any time of Hamas’s choosing. This is an unquestionably intolerable situation that neither Israel nor any other country could be expected to live with.

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