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Posted by Andrew Roman on January 3, 2009

satelliteGround Operations are underway in the Gaza Strip.

I wish the IDF the very best of luck and every success with Operation Cast Lead.

This paragraph from the Jerusalem Post is key:

The IDF warned that terrorists using civilians as human shields would bear full responsibility for their fate. The IDF spokesperson emphasized that “anyone who hides a terrorist or weapons in his house is considered a terrorist,” adding that “the residents of Gaza are not the target of the operation.”

This is precisely what separates the “good guys” from the “bad guys.”

It is what distinguishes terrorists from those who act to eradicate evil.

It is what defines and divides cowards and heroes.

It is what classifies those who wish to kill innocents from those who defend themselves against murderous aggression.

That I even have to make this statement shows precisely how upside down our world has become … but make no mistake about it, Hamas is wholly to blame for this.

For the first time since the start of Operation Cast Lead, IDF ground troops entered the Gaza Strip on Saturday evening, exchanging fire with Hamas gunmen.

Channel 2 reported that the Navy was imposing a blockade on the water near Gaza to prevent Hamas from receiving assistance through Gaza’s coastline.

The IDF said that a large amount of troops from the Armored Corps, Engineering Corps and Infantry Corps entered the territory with the purpose of destroying Hamas infrastructure and preventing rocket fire by taking control of launching pads “in order to greatly reduce the quantity of rockets fired at Israel and Israeli civilians.”

From the Associated Press:

“We have many, many targets,” Israeli military spokeswoman Maj. Avital Leibovich told CNN, adding that Hamas has been digging smuggling tunnels and other facilities. “To my estimation, it will be a lengthy operation,” she said.

“The goal is to try and take over some of the those launching areas that were responsible for the many launches, thousands of launches in fact, toward Israeli civilians,” she said. “The civilians are not our target. We are looking only after militants. Hamas militants.”

No heavy analysis required at this moment.

Now, win.

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