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Despite mounting international criticism and a growing death toll, Israel’s military operation against Hamas in Gaza continues, with the government advocating for the group’s complete annihilation.

Israel says that its aims to dismantle Hamas and release hostages have not changed, though achieving these goals is proving complex. While Israel has had some success in weakening the group’s military infrastructure, Hamas is continuing to fight as a series of guerilla cells. Negotiating a ceasefire presents the likeliest path to hostage release, and it’s also supported by Washington for regional stability. However, personal motives within Netanyahu’s government may impede progress.

In our latest white paper, Are Israel’s War Aims Achievable?, we delve into the feasibility of Israel’s war aims and the potential costs involved. We also consider the influence of decision-makers within the Israeli government, the role of the United States, and the potential risks of regional escalation.