The last time I interviewed the superannuated settler fire-breather Elyakim HaEtzni, he was wearing sweatpants up to his belly-button, and mismatched slippers. But he's ready to fight Hamas to the last Israeli, and ready to have other Israelis live forever in conditions of chaos:  The goal of the war, he writes, is for Israel "to smash Hamas, and to neutralize its motivation to fire rockets at us - but not to liquidate them completely; Hamas should rather remain, together with Fatah, as two Palestinian terrorist gangs that will prevent each other from becoming a state!"

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