Written by an IDF officer, he described the advent of the suicide bombers as the Palestinian equivelent of a "nuclear bomb". Noting that its devestation on Israel's population and inability for the IDF to counter such tactics. A capitulation was required, noted the article, because we can't find a way to win. As the fighting went on, I realized that the author was incorrect. The 'defeat' was due only to the fact that the IDF willingly limited its actions to prevent these attacks. Notably, once the IDF moved into the West Bank, and built the security fence. There is no defeat over the battle of Sderot, because there has been no battle.
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from the article: An Israeli defeat in Sderot