Committee due to present report to IDF in coming days on the raid in which Corporal Shalit was kidnapped.
Amir Oren, Senior correspondent and columnist
Amir Oren is a senior correspondent and columnist for Haaretz and a member of the newspaper's editorial board. He writes about defense and military affairs, the government and international relations.
Even if Corporal Gilad Shalit were to return from captivity unscathed, the current crisis would not disappear: Israel is being bombarded by Qassams and its citizens threatened with kidnapping.
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In the absence of a policy spelled out by the government, the army does not know what it needs to do to carry it out. It is deploying means with no purpose.
The responsibility of the Hamas government for Sunday's fiasco does not free Israel of the need for a detailed evaluation of the failings of the army and the Defense Ministry in the tunnels affair.