by Benny Toker
IAF airstrike in Gaza
"I hope this time the results of the operation will be different,” he told Arutz Sheva. “I estimate that we are currently in a window of opportunity in which we can and should change the rules of the game of deterrence between Israel, Hamas and the other organizations. We need to reach a point where the deterrence will be one-sided.”
Despite Israel’s call-up of 40,000 reservists to the Gaza border ahead of a possible ground operation in Gaza, Sasson said that he is uncertain that a ground offensive is necessary.
"We should hit their military infrastructure, security infrastructure, deal them a painful and very difficult blow,” he said, adding that the IDF should carry out “direct and intelligence-related military activities that involve the isolation of the Gaza Strip to prevent the transfer of weapons."
“This is a problematic situation, Gaza is full of terrorists and terrorism, and it would be wise to continue the fighting in all those ways I mentioned, until we reach a situation in which the damage to Hamas will be heavy,” noted Sasson.
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