ROCKET WAR UPDATE, Day #5 & 6: What is Hamas trying to accomplish? Will Netanyahu order an invasion?

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IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz (left), PM Netanyahu (center), and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon (right) are assessing what Hamas is trying to accomplish, and whether an IDF invasion of Gaza is the only way forward. IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz (left), PM Netanyahu (center), and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon (right) are assessing what Hamas is trying to accomplish, and whether an IDF invasion of Gaza is the only way forward.

(Washington, D.C.) — Why did Hamas start firing rockets at Israeli civilians in mid-June, and why have they intensified their attacks in July? What are their goals? What are they trying to accomplish? And would an Israeli ground invasion of Gaza be effective in restoring calm and degrading Hamas’ capabilities, or make matters worse?

These are critical questions the Netanyahu war council is asking at this moment.

A few thoughts:

Hamas has been severely weakened in recent years.

  • The leaders of Hamas have done a terrible of running the government in Gaza.
  • They’re not providing efficient and effective services for the Palestinian people, creating jobs and economic growth, or building a healthy, well-functioning society.
  • They’ve been deeply affected by…

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