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  • The Israelis say they've achieved one of their main goals - dismantling smuggling tunnels. But Mark Perry, a military and foreign affairs analyst, questions that.

    The question is why did Israel do this to begin with? Did they really think they were going disarm Hamas as they said they would? Because they didn't. 

    Did they think they were going to demilitarise Gaza? They didn't. They have a lone friend now in the Arab World who's sitting on a throne in Cairo. And they've offended their best friend in the world and slurred the American leadership. 

    What's really been accomplished? If you're sitting in the prime minister's office in Israel and you look around the room, no one is smiling manifestly. That's because this is a significant political defeat for Israel.


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