Will Israel Widen The War And Will Hamas Run Out of Rockets?

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Israeli soldiers take cover during clashes with Palestinian demonstrators at the entrance of Israeli-run Ofer prison in the West Bank village of Betunia, on July 18, following a protest against Israel's military operation in the Gaza Strip. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke of bolstering his ground assault on Gaza in what commentators said was part of a strategy to pressure Hamas into a truce. (Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel says it’s considering a “significantly wider” ground operation. What will drive that decision? What are the strategic calculations Hamas is making and how will it emerge from this conflict?

Journalist Neri Zilber joins Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss Israel’s next move.


  • Neri Zilber, journalist and researcher on Middle East politics and culture and a visiting scholar at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He tweets @NeriZilber.
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