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    • 26.11.12 | 19:05 (IST)

    Interesting comparison between Hamas and Vietnam, Algeria and Afghanistan. However, Hurvitz has erred severly in this comparison. Firstly, look at the sheer numbers of people that you are comparing. You are comparing Gaza- home of maybe 1 million Gazans to 5 or 6 times as many in Vietnam and Afghanistan. (If you want to argue that the entire Palestinian population is greater, I would counter that they are not unified and that Israel is in reality fighting against only the Gazan population- Furthermore, there is no political unification between West Bank and Gaza.) Secondly, the armies are not comparable. Hamas has no ground force and cannot attack Israel seriously. They can only fight with small Guerilla warfare. The other countries had more established fighters (Al Qaeda- or Bin Laden's army for example). Finally, Israel can, and if needed, will destroy Hamas on the battlefield. It is a shame that Haaretz continues to publish this shoddy journalism.

    from the article: The limits of brute force - learning from Ariel Sharon for today's Israel
    First published 13:47 26.11.12 | Last updated 13:47 26.11.12
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