Gaza Air Strikes

Gaza Response Fuels Debate Over Goals

Balancing limited operation with calls to punish Hamas as sirens sound in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem.

07/09/2014
Staff Writer
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As Israel launched a fierce retaliatory assault on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip this week, a sharp debate has erupted in Israel about the goal of the air and sea attack.

Smoke from an Israeli airstrike rises over the Gaza Strip near Sderot. Getty Images

‘We Don’t Want To Live In Fear Anymore’

Israelis support Gaza air strikes, but little enthusiasm for ground invasion.

11/20/2012
Israel Correspondent

Jerusalem — Ordinarily filled with noisy children, last Friday the Nisu’i elementary school in Jerusalem became a makeshift call-up center for reservists who, just hours earlier, had been told they were being sent to the front.

Still in civvies or in wrinkled uniforms they’d pulled out of storage, the men, religious and not, in their 20s and 30s, sat on the ground and watched as a group of teens played soccer in the schoolyard.

Taking cover in Jerusalem, above, and Nitzan, below getty images
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