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Israel's Military Success Pushes Gaza Solution Even Further Away

The latest round of fighting between Israel and the Islamic Jihad serves to further obscure Israel's lack of a coherent Gaza strategy

Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
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Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer

On the face of it, Operation Breaking Dawn was a resounding success. At least from the Israeli perspective. The entire military leadership of Islamic Jihad in Gaza was eliminated in a relatively brief offensive that didn’t last long enough to register on the international diplomatic scene, let alone lead to any type of pressure on Israel to cease fire. Israel suffered no casualties and the financial damage was limited to a weekend of partial closures due to rocket launches on the south.

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