Monday, July 03, 2006

In Gaza

I've noticed some grumbling from Israel supporters over what they perceive as a lack of coherent strategy in Gaza: Here, from Guysen.Israel.News, is some information which sheds a little light on how Israeli leadership is thinking:

During a ceremony at the ''House of the Soldier'' in Tel Aviv, Defense Minister Amir Peretz, specified that the IDF incursion into Gaza would be brief. (Guysen.Israƫl.News)

"The disengagement gave us the legitimacy to act against terrorist organisations that threaten Israel. These organisations are encouraged by Iran and Syria, who fund their efforts and give them orders, while the Palestinian people pay the price for their actions", he declared.

And there's this:

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has declared that the solution to the crisis surrounding the abduction of the soldier Guilad Shalit "lies in Damascus" . He added that the IDF operation in the Gaza Strip "would be terminated immediately" if Shalit was released.