Israeli plan to topple Hamas, re-instate Abbas
An excerpt of an article written in the JTA (Jewish and Israeli News)...summarizing the Israeli National Security Council's assessments for 2009.:
"Whatever happens, the NSC says, Israel must continue to pressure and weaken Hamas. If the current Hamas-Israel truce in Gaza breaks down, the NSC recommends that Israel launch a wide-ranging operation to topple Hamas in Gaza. Whether that would mean reoccupying Gaza, and if so, for how long, the NSC does not say...To keep Abbas in power and the two-state solution alive, the NSC recommends that Israel prevent Palestinian elections."
Breaking the truce Nov. 4, then, was Israel's way of getting the gears rolling for this whole sick game: the toppling of Hamas, and the re-instating of the impotent Abbas into Gaza so the "peace process" can remain forever in formaldehyde, to quote wiseass, er., Weisglass.
Israeli spokespersons on Aljazeera and CNN have effectively confirmed this, saying that the "legitimate Palestinian leadership is in the West Bank" and that they must be returned to Gaza, and that if there is an opportunity, they will facilitate this for them.
So the plan is: destroy infrastructure and government buildings; create chaos and a political vacuum; re-instate Abbas and his stooges as sub-contractors of the occupation.
Jonathon Cooke notes in a recent article on EI: "It should come as no surprise that Israel...has killed substantial numbers of ordinary policemen, the guarantors of law and order in Gaza."