Colonel Herzi, a representative of the Israeli military, characterized the war on Gaza as successful.
I’ve heard numerous allegations that Israel’s 20-some day war in Gaza is meant to disarm Hamas to prevent firing of more rockets into Israel.
He also said, “[Hamas] know today that they have a problem. Will they put down their weapons forever? For sure, no, but I think they have learned a lesson from this war.”
Oh, so now the objective was to teach them a lesson? Give me a break.
(From this article in the New York Times.)