Why Celebrating 'Victory' After the Gaza War Is So Repellent

It's the same queasy feeling as I had after the last two wars in Gaza; so much death and destruction, so little progress toward a long-term solution that neither the leaders of Israel nor Gaza want.

Watching the scenes of Gazans celebrating Hamas’ ‘victory’ in the conflict with Israel made me feel heartsick. Despite my firm belief that there must be a Palestinian state, Hamas is my enemy, and a brutal enemy, and I hate to see their supporters jubilant. I would understand the relief of Gazans that our attacks...