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Israel’s return to Gaza: multiple motives

The goal of the ground and air assault launched early Wednesday in Gaza, say Israeli army officers here, is to free a kidnapped soldier, Cpl. Gilad Shalit. But the analysis offered by rank-and-file soldiers may be closer to the truth. “I don’t believe at this point we’ll be able to save Gilad Shalit, but we have to go in anyway,” says Eliraz – conscripted troops can only give their first names. Yvgeny, from the elite Givati Brigade, nods. “They’ll know next time that they can’t just go and kidnap our soldiers and expect to get away with it.” Full Story

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