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  8/21/2014, Av 25, 5774

Bibi's Brother-in-Law: Only Invade Gaza if You Intend to Stay


Bar Ilan University professor and brother-in-law of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Hagai Ben-Artzi has said that the IDF should only mount a full-scale invasion of Gaza to overthrow Hamas if the government will subsequently rebuild the Jewish communities of Gush Katif.

Speaking to Arutz Sheva Wednesday, Professor Ben-Artzi noted experts have warned that any such operation would cost "hundreds" of soldiers' lives. Such a cost, he insisted, could not be justified "unless the government has full and strong intention to stay there."