Israel is fighting defensive, not offensive, war in Gaza

Israel is fighting defensive, not offensive, war in Gaza

The tunnel infiltration by Hamas early Thursday showed even the most skeptical Israelis that a ground operation is a necessity, not a luxury.

Published: 07.19.14, 00:05 / Israel Opinion

via Israel is fighting defensive, not offensive, war in Gaza – Israel Opinion, Ynetnews.

ron Dome’s stellar performance has created the illusion that Operation Protective Edge is an offensive war. We could go to war and we could choose not to, some believed, because the damage on our side has been minimal and there have been nearly no wounded or casualties. So if this operation is not successful, there’s no harm done – tomorrow is a new day for a new operation.

But the truth is that the ground operation that the IDF embarked upon on Thursday in the Gaza Strip is a defensive war. And even if it claims lives…

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