Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Israeli media reported in January that Israel had destroyed 1,100 of the 2,800 buildings in the border areas. In that same month, 21 Israeli soldiers were killed while working to demolish a building after a Hamas rocket detonated explosives IDF soldiers had planted. ... The Israeli military insists it needs to create the buffer zone to prevent future October 7-style attacks. But the plan also advances Israel's seizure of Gaza's territory, and many ministers in the Israeli government favor re-establishing Jewish settlements in the Strip.



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I'm not sure what a 1km buffer is going to do against mortar and rocket attacks out of Gaza.

Maybe they will go 1 km less into Israel?

#1 | Posted by madbomber at 2024-03-19 04:37 PM | Reply

Good point. Israel will need to extend the buffer zone all the way from the river to the sea.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2024-03-19 04:46 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Naftali Bennett was saying precisely this over one month ago - a new fence one kilometer inside, ghettos of re-education camps and still no recognized statehood.

#3 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2024-03-19 06:38 PM | Reply

I suspect this number will slowly increase.

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2024-03-19 09:25 PM | Reply

It all sounds so... Totalitarian.


Not well grounded in Reality.

#5 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2024-03-19 09:36 PM | Reply

Israel will take all of it before it's done.

#6 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2024-03-20 01:03 PM | Reply

Russia claims to need a buffer zone to protect itself from NATO missiles.

Half of Ukraine should do.

#7 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2024-03-20 06:14 PM | Reply

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