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    • Finnougric
    • 28.12.11 | 17:40 (IST)

    Cipora is right. If we can believe their Charter, Hamas will reject peace forever. And yes, Cast Lead did restore deterrence - to a degree. Yearly rocket attacks on Israeli civilians from Gaza grew continuously up to 2008, the year of Cast Lead. 2006: 1722 attacks, 2007: 1276, 2008: 2048. They dropped dramatically after Cast Lead. 2009: 569, 2010: 150, 2011: 173. Now Hamas increases (or allows to increase) the number of these attacks again. This is the context for the comments of the Israeli Chief of General Staff. In understand that Israeli civilians living in constant fear for their lives is no concern of you, but don't expect the same from the State of Israel.

    from the article: IDF chief: Gaza war against Hamas was an 'excellent' operation
    First published 01:50 28.12.11 | Last updated 01:50 28.12.11
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