Israel has plenty of tactics for war, but none for peace

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Author(s) Jonathan Freedland
Source The Guardian
Date January 3, 2009
URL http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/jan/03/israel-attack-hamas-gaza-peace
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Quotes-start.png "Second, if Israel hoped to break Hamas' hold on Gaza it has gone precisely the wrong way about it. Its leaders have done this many times before, repeatedly misreading the way Arab societies work. They believe that if they hit Gaza (or Lebanon) hard enough, the local population will blame Hamas (or Hezbollah) for bringing tragedy upon them. But it doesn't work like that. Instead, Gazans blame Israel - and close ranks with Hamas." Quotes-end.png


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This item argues against the position Israel was right to attack Gaza on the topic Gaza War.