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Israel To Reoccupy Gaza? Weighing the Options

January 13, 2009
As the death toll in the operation against Hamas nears 1,000 and goals remain elusive, leaders consider withdrawal or even full reoccupation.
By Richard Boudreaux
The Los Angeles Times
January 13, 2009
Reporting from Jerusalem — Israel’s assault on the Gaza Strip began with a simply stated goal shared by the senior leadership: cripple Hamas’ ability, and break its will, to fire rockets across the border.

Seventeen days later, the goal remains elusive, the military operation has slowed, and the political consensus behind it is fraying.

Related:
Day 18: Gaza City Battle Opens, “Neither one will leave the other the ‘victor’”

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