Hamas’ absurd claims of victory

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Author(s) Steve Huntley
Source Chicago Sun-Times
Date August 6, 2014
URL http://www.suntimes.com/news/huntley/29090933-452/hamas-absurd-claims-of-victory.html
Quotes-start.png It was a ground war Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu didn’t want but fought with skill and care to try to avoid civilian casualties. The civilian deaths and injuries that did occur were the sole responsibility of Hamas’ total disregard for the safety of the people it ruled. Indian and French television outlets have broadcast video of Hamas terrorists setting up rocket launchers in a civilian neighborhood. Israeli troops told the Jerusalem Post of rocket launch tripods found in school playgrounds and anti-tank weapons in children’s bedrooms, of homes wrecked by Hamas booby traps and of strikes canceled to protect civilian lives. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Israel was justified in its actions on the topic Operation Protective Edge.