Israel seizes chance to show its military strength over Gaza

The Gaza Strip (map:dpa)
The Gaza Strip (map:dpa)

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has united his country before the January 2013 election in a fight for security against its neighbours. The choice is between a last opportunity for Israel to settle its security problems with Hamas and Iran by military power and a changing political landscape that would require Israel to accept political compromises.

MASSIVE Israeli air strikes aimed at Hamas’ infrastructure in Gaza - and preparations for an invasion involving thousands of troops - are about to undo Israel’s 2005 withdrawal from Gaza and change the agenda for resolving the Palestinian problem.

Such an endgame points towards Israel attacking...

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