Hamas may have told Israel it isn’t looking for another war in Gaza, but it’s clearly desperate to advance its attack tunnels. It’s also delighted to be sowing seeds of discontent and concern among the Israeli public.04:19 13.02.16 | 0 comments
Does it actually need to be about who won? Both sides have realised that the death and destruction was folly and they have quite graciously admitted this. Sure, there are now mass arrests in the West Bank, destruction of Gazan civilian infrastructure but hey both sides are relived it's over. What i would say is that some serious questions would need to be asked in the future:- Can either side get away with murder next time around? Will Israel, in an attempt to make long term peace gestures, simply give the land back and remove settlers (root cause!) or will they still live by 'might is right'? Will the PA be recognised at the UN (and the ICC) next week? Will Hamas reinstate democratic elections and let the public decide who should be in charge? Time will tell.