A Security Zone in Northern Gaza Could Push Rockets Out of Range

[Jerusalem Post] Barry Rubin - Israel's interest is to minimize attacks on its soil and citizens while limiting the cost of the response needed to achieve that goal. This can best be done by combining a more active version of current policy and the creation of a security zone in northern Gaza to push Hamas and its allies out of range. This would be an interim policy until anti-rocket defenses could be implemented, in perhaps three years. Of course, Israeli forces would be attacked, yet they would be in a strong, fortified position and know they were protecting the civilians behind them. Some rockets would still fall on Israel, but the numbers would be far reduced and the area affected limited. Would the world, which already claims Israel is occupying Gaza, do much if Israel temporarily took back 10%?

2008-03-18 01:00:00

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