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With No Clear Alternatives, Israel Maintains Status Quo in Gaza – Ariel Ben Solomon (Israel Hayom via Daily Alert)

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Jun. 21, 2019

With No Clear Alternatives, Israel Maintains Status Quo in Gaza – Ariel Ben Solomon (Israel Hayom)
Yoram Meital, chairman of the Chaim Herzog Center for Middle East Studies and Diplomacy at Ben-Gurion University, says maintaining the status quo in Gaza, while not ideal, is the best option open to Israel at the moment.
Meital said Israel’s current approach “is better than launching a wide-ranging military operation,” in which case Israel would likely face “ongoing guerrilla warfare.”
Additionally, retaking Gaza “will dismiss the claim that Israel has withdrawn from Gaza and is not responsible for what is happening there.”
“A third possibility is the renewal of the political process, but… that is not realistic.”

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