Most people think that Israel deterred Hamas and Hizbullah. But I still see Hamas and Hizbullah militants with apparently even better rockets. Israel should not kid itself. The only reason why rockets stopped is because Israel punished the civilians with shockingly excessive use of force. In both attacks, 2500 civilains were killed, thousands more wounded and infrasstructure such as bridges, sewerage treatments,oil refineries, schools and hospitals destroyed or hit and damaged. Thats how Israel ended (not necessarily won) the war.Israel doesnt take the war to the actual militants. Thats why they are still there and noone wins the conflict.It just stops Hamas and Hizbullah temporarily because they know Israel will keep hitting civilians til there is a ceasefire.
Israeli teen lightly wounded from stone throwing in West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba (Haaretz)
from the article: Neither Israel nor Hamas wants another Gaza war