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  Adar 23, 5768 , 29/02/08

TIME: U.S. Advised Israel Not To Fall into Gaza 'Trap'

The Bush administration has advised Israel not stage a full-scale invasion into Gaza, according to Palestinian Authority (PA) sources quoted by TIME magazine in its current issue. The weekly publication also reported that Hamas wants to provoke an Israeli attempt to invade Gaza and fall into a trap that would result in massive IDF casualties and international sympathy for Gaza. It said that the "bloody" results would make it difficult for the Bush administration to side with Israel.

Hamas has prepared the region with underground tunnels and bunkers filled with weapons, a copy of the tactics used by Hizbullah in the Second Lebanon War in 2006.

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