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Looks like Israel might — just might — be doing what I propose.
Israeli tanks advanced into the fringes of Gaza City, witnesses said, as the army ramped up its war on Hamas – saying it had killed dozens of militants in hundreds of strikes. Videos circulating on social media showed an Israeli tank and bulldozer in central Gaza blocking the territory’s main north-south highway, which the Israeli military earlier told Palestinians to use to escape the expanding ground offensive.
1: Gaza itself is about 25×6 miles in dimension. But the middle of Gaza is basically empty. So Israel starts by bisecting Gaza: cut it in half with the army, sealing off the North entirely.
Then Israel besieges the North. Cut off all power, food, water, and especially, communications. Stop all images, video, text… everything. All who want to live just need to go through a checkpoint from North to South, and pass a security check. Then they can go live temporarily in the bottom half of Gaza, while Israel waits for everyone in the North who chose not to surrender, to die.
2: Once the North has no living people left, Israel flips the script. It turns on power and water and food to the North. Israel besieges the South, allowing all who want to live to walk to the North. Same rules of engagement: the checkpoint(s) have strict rules and any violators are shot.