Kind of like Lebanon - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ron
    • 08.06.07 | 20:09 (IDT)

    But, not really like Lebanon. Hamas is launching rockets for the most cynical of reasons: to shore up its declining fortunes amongst it own population. Those fortunes continue to decline, with reports that the general population of arabs cheered when arab gunmen were killed off, even when killed off by Israel. The response from Israel has been less than adequet to be sure. However, hamas has shown how vulnerable they are to Israel's military, the rockets directed at Israel have only slowed their march toward civil war and further economic calamity. I will give hamas a victory just as Hezbollah has a victory...At a price.

    from the article: An Israeli defeat in Sderot
    First published 00:00 08.06.07 | Last updated 00:00 08.06.07
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