Ok, so these are the final stages of the war against Hamas. First of all, we need to think about the possible outcome of the war. What is it, that we wish to accomplish?

It should be pretty straightforward. We want to make a lasting peace with the Palestinians, and also the rest of the backers of the Palestinians, that is our adversaries around the world. But, it should be a serious and lasting peace.

Then we want our kids back, and the hostages, that Hamas is still holding.

How do we do that?

That is not easy, because there are a number of elements or perspectives we need to think about and discuss.

First of all, there is the mechanic of the victim. International politics, at least with us, is like this. People support the little guy, they support the victim.

Hamas made a HUGE mistake in killing innocent children, and kidnapping party goers.

They made themselves the bad guy.

So far, with the care we have taken, not to hit civilians, we have not made Hamas or Palestinians victims. We have remained the good guy.

Nuking Gaza, will make us the bad guy.

In other words, in a world, where everybody have a front seat to a conflict like this, you do more than win over Hamas. What you do, is that you make, at the same time, a number of ethical choices, that the rest of the world is weighing. See? Modern warfare has become 100% transparent in a conflict like ours, because everybody is interested in it.

That is why, that we have to be careful about the civilians, and precise.

It seems to me, that the generals have been doing a very thorough and precise work of the strategy. Using precise attacks, ai drones and careful planning, it has has saved lives.

But, correct me if I’m wrong, Hamas has just holed up, and is preparing for its last stand, that it will make sure will be as bloody as possible, to make us look like the villain.

So, we need to continue the way we have been, slowly, deliberately, saving lives, being very, very careful not to target any civilians.

G-d bless the will for Israel and Jews in general to survive. G-d bless our united will to make this as precise and humane as ever possible. G-d bless the peace we will find, if we are very, very, very careful not to tip the balance of who are the victims in this fight.

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