Israel's Goals in the Gaza Fighting

(Ynet News) Ron Ben Yishai - IDF operations in Gaza have four main goals: Bring back Israeli deterrence; hit and destroy as much as possible anything that allows Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) to fight, from infrastructure to fighters and commanders, including senior Hamas commanders; deal a severe blow to Hamas and PIJ's rocket production capabilities and prevent them from posing a threat for years to come; and maintain the IDF's legitimacy to act in self-defense and create support of Israel, especially among democratic Western countries.

2021-05-16 00:00:00

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