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Ynet: Paying for calm on the Gaza front, cannot be our policy, by Amos Yadlin

The root problem has not been addressed: Israel should have set strategic targets that include rebuilding its military deterrence in the face of Hamas, while undermining the militant organization’s growing strength, in the short term.

In the longer term, Israel should strive to weaken Hamas and ultimately replace it. Instead Israel’s strategy is to exchange “money for quiet” which all but guarantees more fighting soon, if not all out war.

The positive aspect of the recent round against Gaza, was the return, by the IDF, to targeted killing of militants, bombing rocket manufacturing facilities and warehouses and destroying military installations and high-rise apartment blocks.

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