Exhausting All Options Before Going to War

(Jerusalem Post) Herb Keinon - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday: "Over the last two days, we struck Hamas and Islamic Jihad with great force....The campaign is not over and it demands patience and sagacity." Last month, Netanyahu was asked in a pre-election interview why he did not take more aggressive action in Gaza. He responded: "I do not wage unnecessary wars. I use force when it is needed...but only when needed....I want every mother and father to know that I will not send their children to war without exhausting every possibility. It is very possible - very possible - that we will need to launch a wider military campaign in Gaza and mobilize the forces. But that is the last option, not the first." The manner in which he conducted the most recent operation shows that he does not believe every other option has yet been exhausted.

2019-05-07 00:00:00

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