LAST SUMMER, ISRAEL LOST THE WAR IN GAZA, BUT WON THE LEBANON WAR - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • JAMES
    • 08.06.07 | 17:38 (IDT)

    Israel did loose the war last summer, but not in Lebanon, but instead in Gaza. After Gilad Shalit was kidnapped, Israel began a massive military campaign in Gaza, destroying infrastructure, entering towns and cities, going after terrorists, and also trying to stop the Qassam rocket fire. But instead, all it achieved was nothing, in fact the Palestinians saw even more of a weakness in Israel. After the Israeli military campaign in Lebanon, deterrence was at least achieved, BUT unlike in Gaza, after the massive military campaign took place there (Gaza), the Israeli deterrence was lost for good. In-fact it led to an increase in rocket fire into Israel. In addition to the fact that as soon as Israel stopped its military campaign, Hamas and other groups said, "They are now even more determined than ever to kidnap another Israeli Soldier." EVEN NOW WHAT IS HAPPENING, ISRAEL WAS NOT ABLE TO FIND A SOLUTION TO THE QASSAM FIRE! ALL HAMAS HAS TO DO IS JUST ASK ALL THE GROUPS TO STOP IT, BUT WONT

    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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