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    • 21.10.09 | 10:47 (IST)

    This article seems intended as a response to the article on here claiming that Israel did not secure a worthwhile victory in Gaza. It is only considering the tactical aspects of Cast Lead and ignoring the worldwide diplomatic fallout. Fair enough, but even if one considers the tactical aspects alone one sees contradictions. "the IDF undoubtedly could have destroyed Hamas' military capabilities." Yes, but it was assessed that in order to take Gaza City Israel could expect to lose 200 IDF.[probably plus another thousand dead civilians] This might have been possible miltarily but was not considered politically feasible for Israel. As it is. Hamas remain firmly in control in Gaza, the PA have hardly been strengthened either. A short term pick me up after the Lebanon 2006 shambles the only significant gain for Israel. The notion that you can defeat a broadly popular resistance movement lives on in the minds of the the authors of this one dimensional report.

    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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