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January 2, 2009
Israeli ground invasion of Gaza considered imminent

Thousands of Israeli troops are massing on the Gaza border, and a ground invasion is now considered imminent. This seven-day Gaza conflict has so far seen Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip and Hamas rocket attacks in Israel. The Israeli cabinet approved a ground invasion of Gaza last week.

Hampton Stephens, the editor-in-chief and publisher of World Politics Review, joins Martin Savidge to discuss Israeli response to Hamas rockets, likely tactics in a ground invasion and lessons learned from Israel’s war with Hezbollah in Lebanon in 2006.

Read his extended commentary about Israeli military capability here: Can Israel’s military succeed in Gaza?

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I am not an advocate of war. I know the effects of war. There are always long lasting effects. From innocent people being killed to bombs that never exploded left behind and some unsuspecting child picks it up.

To me, no one should engage in war unless it is absolutely necessary, and without thinking through the long-term effects, and the desired to achievable results.

So Israel will conduct ground assault! Most of the housing for the Palestinians is damaged. Surrounding countries do not want anymore refugees. So, what will happen to the Palestinians that survive (if any) the ground assault?

Refugees from the Iraq, Afghanistan wars have already fled their countries and living in surrounding countries. So, who will take in the remaining Palestinians.

Will the Palestinians sleep in tents, like some have already been doing?

As far as I’m concerned, this is really a bad thing.

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