Move the Border!
Ben PackerOriginally from Petersburg, Virginia, Ben Packer moved to Israel in 1999,...
Recently there were reports in the media that the IDF has warned residents of the northern Gaza Strip to evacuate their houses and that many thousands of them have done so. This is an opportunity for Israel to achieve a victory - to move the border! This is a fitting punishment to Hamas and their cohorts for their continuous rocket fire over the past decade. Of course, we should continue to hunt all of those responsible for the rocket fire and make every effort to eliminate them - but that's not good enough! We need a tangible victory and moving the border of the northern Gaza Strip provides us with that. Certainly Hamas deserves a tangible defeat and a serious lesson learned! Shooting rockets on civilian population centers must have long-term consequences! What better consequence than a new civilian population center on land previously controlled by Hamas and used to shoot rockets!!!
Everyone knows that its only a matter of time before Hamas demands a ceasefire and our leaders capitulate. And its only a matter of slightly more time before they begin trying to shoot at us again. Avigdor Lieberman was recently reported to have joined others in advocating the re-conquest of the entire Gaza Strip, while I support the idea in theory, boisterous statements do not equal victory - moving the border does!
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