The Monitor's View Disarm Gaza? Why Israel's idea deserves a look.

For this Israel-Gaza war, Hamas relied on better rockets and tunnels. Now Israel won't settle for a truce without a plan to disarm Gaza. Are there precedents for this idea to work?



The world has nearly a century of experience in efforts to peacefully limit the inherent dangers from weapons of war. The usual tools are arms control treaties, demilitarized zones, disarmament, or peacekeepers and other security observers. Now, after its third war with Hamas, Israel wants to apply one of those tools.