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In Cease-Fire, Israel and Hamas See Gains—Toward Differing Goals

by Ohio Digital News


As truce takes effect, the two sides each claim victory, but they don’t have the same measures of success

Amid the start of a cease-fire between Israel and militant group Hamas, Israeli police and Palestinians clashed at a Jerusalem mosque that has been at the center of the 11-day conflict. 

TEL AVIV—Hamas wasted no time in proclaiming victory once a cease-fire with Israel took effect Friday, ending 11 days of fighting. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, by contrast, was assailed by political foes and allies for what they characterized as a premature end to the campaign.

As the previous rounds of Middle East conflicts show, however, immediate appearances don’t necessarily reflect the long-term outcomes. In 2006, Israel was widely viewed as having at best secured a draw against Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia. But it marked the end of Hezbollah’s cross-border attacks.

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