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Israel Preparing to End Hamas Rule?

Posted by avideditor on February 29, 2008

I found this on LGF today. I hope it happens sooner than later.

Israel Preparing to End Hamas Rule?: “

The Israeli government is preparing for a major assault on Gaza, and sources for the Jerusalem Post say it could mean the end of Hamastan: Israel prepares for assault on Gaza.

As Hamas drew Ashkelon into the circle of communities coming under heavy rocket attacks, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and the Foreign Ministry on Thursday began preparing both Israeli and world opinion for the possibility of a large-scale incursion into Gaza.

Barak, during a series of meetings at the Defense Ministry, said, ‘We should be prepared for an upswing in hostilities in Gaza. The big ground operation is a reality and it is tangible. We are not eager to embark upon such an operation, but we are not put off by it either.’

According to defense sources, the goals of such an operation – reportedly in the planning stages for weeks if not months – would not ‘merely’ be to reduce the threat of rocket fire and rocket manufacturing in the Gaza Strip, but would also likely entail paralyzing the Hamas government’s ability to operate, and even include ‘regime change.’

UPDATE at 2/29/08 11:09:39 am:

Also see: Reuters mistake triggers Israel ‘Holocaust’ libel.

(Via Little Green Footballs.)

One Response to “Israel Preparing to End Hamas Rule?”

  1. trajan75 said

    Olmert better not botch this like he did Lebanon

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