By Ben Cohen
The tragic assault on the Gaza strip intensified today as Israel launched a ground invasion. The move will bog Israel down into a an un-winnable war and kill possibly thousands of people, many of them civilians.
Israel Defense Forces
Major Avital Leibovitch, a military spokeswoman stated:
"The objective is to destroy the Hamas terror
infrastructure in the area of operations....We are going to take some of the launch
areas used by Hamas."
The move will do no such thing, and only provide Hamas with a huge boost in the Arab world, something Israel can ill afford in the long term. As Hugo Foster wrote last week, to destroy Hamas, Israel would need to launch a far wider reaching war, something that is politically impossible.
The death toll now stands at over 430 Palestinians to 4 Israelis, a scale of over 400 to 1.