Senior Israeli Army Officials Raise Doubts Over Effectiveness of Gaza Operation

IDF officials maintain that the operation was a successful deterrent, but that the damage to Hamas' rocket infrastructure was more limited than planned amid the most intense rocket barrages that Israel has ever faced

Yaniv Kubovich
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In light of the cease-fire agreement, senior Israeli officials in the security establishment have raised questions about the effectiveness of their Gaza Strip operation, particularly how much damage was inflicted on Hamas' rocket network.

The officials, however, believe the operation successfully deterred Hamas, which has deployed forces in the Strip to subdue "rebels" who would renew fire against Israel.