The Hammer

Posted: March 9th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: In the News, war | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Here is something Yeditoth Ahronoth’s Nahum Barnea, maybe Israel’s top diplomatic reporter and political analyst, wrote in his influential weekend column: 

“Operation Cast Lead in Gaza was meant to reestablish Israel’s deterrence towards Hamas and to change the rules of game in the south. On both objectives, it was a complete failure. Hamas wasn’t deterred nor softened, and smuggling of guns into Gaza goes on, as does the rocket launching. The people of Gaza are now viewed worldwide as victims of Israeli vengeance. The US and Europe are demanding to lift the siege and are raising money to rebuild the ruins in Gaza. Egypt is working to establish a “national unity” Palestinian government, which might help Israel in the long term, but is bad news in the short term.

“In three words: we got screwed”.

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