Measurement of Victory - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Bazmann
    • 21.10.09 | 17:50 (IST)

    Fighting against overwhelming odds, Hamas bent but did not break. Did the author honestly believe that a beseiged Hamas that has to smuggle the food it eats through underground tunnels can stand up to the might of an army that employed all the weapons at its arsenal. Its air, sea and ground assault failed to achieve its objective of either toppling Hamas from power or even stopping the firing of the rockets into Israel. Victory is measured by achieving objectives not by the amount of damage inflicted upon civilians and infrastructure. If one considers the international outrage and the war crimes charges, Israel is worst off today than it ever was before its so called "victory".

    from the article: Senior Shin Bet official: Hamas completely lost Gaza war
    First published 02:00 21.10.09 | Last updated 04:55 21.10.09
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