German Analyst: U.S. Wouldn’t Back Israeli Ground Offensive in Gaza

November 15, 2012  •  From

Israel’s defense minister said on Thursday that his nation would be prepared to launch a ground offensive in Gaza in response to militants in the area pounding Israel with rocket fire. “Israel was determined to bring deterrence back to where it should be” so as to bring peace to the south of the country, Ehud Barak said.

On Wednesday, Israel assassinated Hamas’ military chief in response to rocket fire. On Thursday, three Israeli citizens in the southern town of Kiryat Malachi were killed when a missile hit their apartment block.

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