There will be no winner in this war, simply because Israel is fighting a bunch of guerrillas. Its important to stick to what you aim for, that is: knocking-out as many launch-sites as possible, paralyzing the militants` ambition to continue the endless cycle of violence. Even if the Strip lies in shatters, Hamas still will be claiming victory! Not of interest to anyone, as long as Israel succeeds in stripping the militants from their military capabilities.
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from the article: 'You didn’t knock me out!' - The horrible logic of Gaza escalation