Who won this round in Gaza, Israel or Hamas? Only time will tell
The true outcome of Operation Pillar of Defense will be clear in time: if there is quiet, the Netanyahu government can claim success, but if there isn't, the next military operation against Hamas will be with much greater force.
The agreement: At 9 P.M. Wednesday, immediately after the cease-fire took effect, the spin doctors went into high gear. Ministers, generals and their spokespeople confidently explained why the agreement, and in particular the operation that preceded it, were great achievements for Israel. Senior Hamas officials must have done exactly the same thing on the other side.