How nice of them :(
TEL AVIV — After nine days of aerial assaults on Gaza that have killed more than 200 people, Israel announced late Wednesday that it would suspend the attacks for five hours on Thursday as a humanitarian gesture at the request of the United Nations. But a senior Israeli military official said that the likelihood of a ground invasion to eliminate militants’ rockets launched from Gaza was “very high.”
“If you want to efficiently fight terrorism you must be present, boots on the ground,” said the official, who has been briefing Israeli ministers who make strategic decisions. He said his assessment was based on “the signals I get” and the diminishing returns of aerial bombardments. He said that an Israeli takeover of Gaza is “not a huge challenge,” estimating it would take “a matter of days or weeks,” but that preventing a more dangerous devolution in the coastal enclave would require an occupation “of many months.”
“Every day that passes makes the possibility more evident,” the official told a handful of international journalists in a briefing at the military’s Tel Aviv headquarters. “We can hurt them very hard from the air but not get rid of them.” He spoke on the condition of anonymity under military protocol.
"He said (Israeli Military Official) that an Israeli takeover of Gaza is “not a huge challenge,” estimating it would take “a matter of days or weeks,” but that preventing a more dangerous devolution in the coastal enclave would require an occupation “of many months.”We can hurt them very hard from the air but not get rid of them.”... coming 'straight from the horses mouth.'
How telling? They want to get rid of them? If this is not genocide, then I know not what is.
My thoughts exactly, 'resistance'* - of any form by the Palestinians, will no doubt result in the Israeli Military exercising their usual policy of 'self defense'
Time is running out, the hubris of the Zionists is beyond measure, they evidently don't give a shit about the growing world opposition to them and their activities, so watch as everything comes out into the open.
*The definition of which will no doubt be decided on the spot.