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Gaza: International Community Allowing Isreal To Bleed Hamas?

January 4, 2009
The international community, headed by the U.S. and Egypt, is giving Israel time to carry out the ground offensive in Gaza, so it will severely damage Hamas’ regime. The rationale behind such a move is that a weakened Hamas would improve the chances of achieving a stable agreement in Gaza once the fighting subsides.

And so there is a degree of foot-dragging in the diplomatic efforts to reach a cease-fire. The most visible sign of this was the decision to postpone the United Nations Security Council discussion on Gaza planned for Monday.

Haaretz Newspaper

 

Smoke from artillery shelling and fires rises into the sky during ... 
Smoke from artillery shelling and fires rises into the sky during clashes between Hamas fighters and Israeli forces on the edge of Gaza City. Thousands of Israeli troops and scores of tanks have advanced into Gaza, battling Hamas fighters and surrounding the main city on a mission to end militant rocket attacks.(AFP/Mohammed Abed)

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http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1052330.html

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