Gaza Goals Weren't Achieved

Former Military Intelligence Head: Gaza Goals Weren't Achieved
Amos Yadlin says Israel did not achieve the goals it set for itself in Operation Protective Edge.
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By Elad Benari, Canada
First Publish: 8/9/2014, 12:24 AM

Amos Yadlin
Amos Yadlin
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Amos Yadlin, formerly the head of Military Intelligence who now heads the Institute for National Security Studies, said on Friday that Israel had not achieved the goals it set for itself in Operation Protective Edge and that Hamas is not weaker as a result of the operation.

"Israel failed to achieve the goals it set for itself," Yadlin told Channel 10 News, adding, "There is an opportunity here because Israel is stronger and its citizens are strong and determined. The citizens are willing to give the IDF the three weeks to do what it didn’t do.”

“We didn’t hurt Hamas enough so that it would have someone else to make the decisions instead of Mohammed Deif,” he said, referring to the head of Hamas’s “military wing”, who is in hiding and recently threatened Israel.

"What matters most in the end is that the Hamas military will not be the strongest power in Gaza," said Yadlin. "Demilitarization of Gaza is a very troublesome and far-ranging goal.”

"Three weeks ago I said that leaving Hamas as the ruler of Gaza would be a mistake,” he continued. “After Hamas is weakened the residents will gladly accept [Palestinian Authority chairman] Abbas.”

Yadlin concluded by saying he thinks Israel is reading the map wrong.

“There is a feeling that Hamas is on the ropes and does not want this conflict but that is not the case," he said.

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Lorenzo Scarola · Teologico dell'Italia Meridionale
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Steven Till · Top Commenter · Cleveland Chiropractic College
Putting aside that the very words "Military Intelligence" constitute a true oxymoron (I'm an ex-nuke submariner), I am grateful that Mr. Yadlin has finally made official what the entire world already knew: the Gaza operation was far from completed.
[Whew, they actually pay these guys to offer their opinion?]
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    Michael Lee Simon · Top Commenter · Rockford (Illinois)
    Steven, We are every where. Another ex-Nuke. Surface.
    Reply · Like · 1 · 13 hours ago

openid· Top Commenter (signed in using AOL)
[comment by Don].....“There is a feeling that Hamas is on the ropes and does not want this conflict"... Nothing could be farther from the truth. Hamasses, abasses, I S asses, boko harmasses, hisbullasses, and ALL the other islamasses. are feeling empowered and "ascendant". The world will never be "normal" again as long as the enemy is not recognized, and crushed. We have met the enemy and it is ISLAM! Face it admit and PUBLISH it!
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    cobolom2002_jacob (signed in using AOL)
    I wonder what finally made the White House Muslim
    attack the ISIS....
    Would it be rather that the American oil companies
    pressured him and he had to disregard momentarily
    the advice of his coreligionist advisors...??????
    I wonder whether the liberal Jews still believe he is a
    Christian....! ! ! !
    Reply · Like · 4 · 19 hours ago
    Douglas Saballos · Follow · Top Commenter · Miami
    cobolom2002_jacob by coincidence I was wondering the same things. In his approach of limited bombing, Obama is protecting himself against the charge that he did nothing to prevent the Genocidal actions of ISIS. He now has cover, but he cares nothing about the long war, or any strategy which will bring terrorist to heel. Here too he trows a bone to the OIL Companies to temporarily appease them, but in his ideology, Oil, and big business is the enemy.
    Reply · Like · 3 · 17 hours ago
    Yehoshua Friedman · Follow · Top Commenter · Member of Kollel (Avreich) at Yeshivat Kochav Hashachar
    cobolom2002_jacob No, they believe his is a secularist like them.
    Reply · Like · 10 hours ago

Harold Walling · Top Commenter · Works at In pensione
OK Amos, tell us how to do it. I'm not saying that Netanyahu did enough, I'm just saying anyone have a plan to get rid of Hamas?
Should we kill two million people, it's not easy destroying terrorist when they are mixed in with common people. I heard a ground war to take out Hamas would take years, I don't have the facts to have an opinion on this. Bibi is in a difficult position, getting the job done without the entire world turning against Israel.
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    cobolom2002_jacob (signed in using AOL)
    The first thing to do is the shutting of the money flowing
    there from their "brothers" the UN, the US and the EU
    and at best, only food and medicines allowed in.....
    Qatar can be be made an offer it couldn't refuse, that is,
    either stop backing and financing HAMAS or get ready
    to kiss goodbye one morning its oil and gas industry,
    since the friend of my enemy is also my enemy....
    Whether Obamba, the rotten UN and the EU won't like
    it, they must be made to understand that Israel must
    do what is necessary for its own survival...
    And by the way, do you believe this whore and thief
    world would give a damn if the ragheads, (with the
    help they have been getting from the White House
    Muslim), achieve (GOD FORBID) the nuking of Israel??? PERIOD
    Reply · Like · 4 · 18 hours ago
    Yehoshua Friedman · Follow · Top Commenter · Member of Kollel (Avreich) at Yeshivat Kochav Hashachar
    The entire world is already against Israel except for Christian and Orthodox Jewish minorities here and there who don't run the governments or the media or the universities. There are military experts who know how to do the job if the government had the resolution to turn them loose to do it.
    Reply · Like · 2 · 10 hours ago
    Jean Krainik · Top Commenter
    Yehoshua Friedman With the exceptions of the Methodist and Presbyterian Church who are solidly in the Hamas corner.
    Reply · Like · 1 · 9 hours ago

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Jeffrey Schwarz · Top Commenter · Brooklyn College
The guy is correct. Hamas needs to be humbled or killed. I would imagine that many of the Palestinians are fed up with Hamas.
Reply · Like · 5 · Unfollow Post · August 8 at 11:56pm

    cobolom2002_jacob (signed in using AOL)
    The Israelis of the south are pissed at the "leadership" and rightly so....
    But they can carry on with what that one of them tried to
    when he built a Kassam replica and let it known he
    was firing it on Gaza.....
    Needles to say, the ineffable Israeli police came and
    hauled both of them away....
    Said rockets can be built at any metal working shop
    with a sheet metal rounding up machine and a welder
    and very quietly and cheaply, these rockets can be
    built and have "splinter groups" on which the govmt.
    has no control, same as Hamas claims, play havoc
    on Gaza's population....
    If this tactic would have been employed when Hamas
    started their bombings 9 years ago, I wonder there
    would still be people in Gaza....... See More
    Reply · Like · 3 · 18 hours ago
    Michael Lee Simon · Top Commenter · Rockford (Illinois)
    cobolom2002_jacob Hamas must have some control. The 72 hour cease fire held. Fairly well.
    Reply · Like · 13 hours ago
    Boaz Ben-Pelech · Top Commenter · Kunstschule der Stadt Linz Bildhauerei
    Michael Lee Simon are you for real?
    Reply · Like · 4 hours ago

Barry Isaacs · Top Commenter
Excellent assessment of how things really are. Now we just have to get the Israeli security cabinet to see it.
Reply · Like · 4 · Unfollow Post · August 8 at 11:48pm

    Steven Till · Top Commenter · Cleveland Chiropractic College
    Or give Bibi a massive injection of testosterone & lock Sara in the closet for a few days. (Hint: my way is quicker)
    Reply · Like · 7 · Edited · August 8 at 11:57pm

Lorenzo Scarola · Teologico dell'Italia Meridionale
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Lorenzo Scarola · Teologico dell'Italia Meridionale
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*** Rispondi · La Fabina 23 ore fa tua mamma fa I bocchini ai soldati tedeschi morti.
come questo satanista ha potuto scrivere sulla mia pagina senza essere stato autenticato soltnato la CIA lo sa!
http://ciakillyoutubeximf.blogspot.it/2014/08/666-la-fabina.html
ma, il tutto è nato perché questo satanista è andato, su un mio video a bestemmiare JHWH, http://www.youtube.com/profile_redirector/103599529462298495261 devono sterminarvi altro che I dolcetti, brutte merde cristiane [[ saudi salfis Muslim Shiva Satan imperialism sharia Islam.
Rothschild hell /watch? v=rp7Px00gYA4
ed io ho chiesto lui, cosa lui trova di sbagliato in JHWH, poiché, JHWH è un Creatore Onnipotente perfetto SANTO, ma, lui ha continuato a bestemmiare, ed è per questo punto, che, io lo ho bloccato lui, ma, soltanto, perché, lui ha rifiutato un dialogo con me!
http://ciakillyoutubeximf.blogspot.it/2014/08/king-abd-serpente-pene-allah-sharia.html
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Shmuel Zetham · Top Commenter · "The School of Hard Knox"
I am glad he sad it is not over but there is no deference one terrorist and another Hamas and Abbas is the same trash thy both won't to wipe Israel off the map we need to wake up there was only one plane and Rabbi Mer Kahane had it years ago it is the only way we can stop the blood shed.
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Gerald Listokin · Top Commenter
I've been listening to "Former" generals and spooks since Vietnam. They never know any more than anyone else. The job is not finished till we see a white flag.
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    Yehoshua Friedman · Follow · Top Commenter · Member of Kollel (Avreich) at Yeshivat Kochav Hashachar
    Don't knock him. He just said what you said. If Casper the Friendly Ghost said it I would give him a "like" and shut up. You should, too.
    Reply · Like · 1 · 11 hours ago

cobolom2002_jacob (signed in using AOL)
And may I ask Mr. YADLIN, when in the hell had israel ever.
completed any job...
What we are facing now are the results of the inexcusable.
"HOOF IN MOUTH" each and every Israeli "leadership" has.
been guilty of.....
The Arab East Jerusalem, the Temple Mount extraterritoriality.
the West Bank gangrene was the work of the Labor govmt.
at the Six days War...
The Yom Kippur War fiasco likewise....
THe failure of Sharon of wiping out ARA-RAT and his happy.
cutthroats when he had them at the Tripoli beach in the 1982.
Lebanon war between the sea and the Israeli armor was.
the failure of the then leadership of allowing them to ship out.
to Tunisia.....
And then the stupidity of PERES and BEILIN resuscitating.... See More
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Philip Andrews · Top Commenter · Haslemere
He is stating the obvious. Obvious both in the sense of what wasn't achieved but also in a way questioning what can be axchieved. Israel sent almost 100,000 men (= 5 combat divs +/_) into the 'Edge' of Gaza (hence protective Edge..) just to clear 32 tunnels out of how many (500-1500?). 100,000 men out of about 500,000 reserves, 4-5 divs out of 16. So a medium size op,... with minimal result. Rockets still being launched. Is there a devious strategy here to try to neutralise, destabilise, uproot or eliminate Hamas or is it merely a big show (and expensive) to show what exactly? Anyone with 2 brain cells can see, either Israel destroys Hamas and Gaza completly or they will destroy Israel completly. Its the equivalent of both 67 and 73 but without massed tanks etc. Just lots of rockets, religious crazies and a population in Gaxa that wants Palestine back. I'd go for the 'Feb 1945 UK v Germany' solution. No nukrs, or biochem WMD. Just an effective solution with no evidence, nothing much to bury... There would be an Int Outcry. If Gaza nuked TA or Haifa would there also be such an int outcry? Or would it simply be 'those poor Pals getting back at the nasty Jews..' We know how the media is. Hamas has the rockets, just needs the tech and the payload. Best deal with them sooner ratherthan later, for good.
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J Leland Kupferberg · Top Commenter
The Netanyahu government made a grave miscalculation by choosing to leave the Hamas leadership in place as the "one address" by which to direct an Israeli response to aggression from Gaza.

There is no reasonable scenario under which Israel can continue to live with a contiguous territory controlled by the nihilistic entity known as Hamas. With their latest vow to "fight on", even when it should be clear that their offensive capabilities have been substantially decayed, Hamas has shown itself to be disturbingly irrational and mentally impervious to any strategy designed to promote deterrence.

Like all classic nihilists, Hamas' goal is to bring down destruction on everyone - enemies and countrymen alike - until they are finally removed from any semblance of power. The end goal cannot be any clearer in dealing with this entity.

So what is Israel waiting for? Better to take them out now than to wait for them to consolidate and extract a greater cost from us in blood and treasure later.
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    Justin C Beck · Follow · Top Commenter · Fairfield (Connecticut)
    It is the waiting game strategy. After the Nov midterm elections in the US, Congress will be controlled by Republicans and Obama will be under pressure. Along with this ISIS crisis, he will be forced to "put up, or shut up" with regard to US policy and Islamic terrorism, which included Hamas. Netanyahu will be in a better position to garner US support for eliminating the head of Hamas and the financial pipeline which keeps them afloat. What follows after that is anybody's guess.
    Reply · Like · 3 · 17 hours ago
    Boaz Ben-Pelech · Top Commenter · Kunstschule der Stadt Linz Bildhauerei
    Justin C Beck your words in G-ds ears.
    Reply · Like · 5 hours ago

Michael Parks · Top Commenter
"After Hamas is weakened the residents will gladly accept [Palestinian Authority chairman] Abbas.”.

Was that THE GOAL? when did the PA/PLO become good guys?
Reply · Like · 3 · Unfollow Post · Yesterday at 8:33am

    ajadec (signed in using yahoo)
    If you look at the modern state of Israel, whatever the army fought and won for the country, the stupid government gives it back to the enemy.
    Reply · Like · 3 · Yesterday at 9:08am
    cobolom2002_jacob (signed in using AOL)
    AJADEC:
    There you can see the accursed GHETTO JEW mentality
    in action...the very same mentality my beloved father
    used to tell us, European Jews thanking GOD they
    weren't hit in the heads....and when the youth wanted
    to react properly, told not to as it might get WORST.! !
    So, the "leadership" managed once more to snatch
    defeat out of the jaws of victory.....

    WANT A CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF WHAT I SAY...????
    As long as I live the few years I may have left, I will
    never forget the cabinet discussing whether to continue
    or abort the ENTEBBE rescue operation when the
    planes were reaching the non-return point....! ! ! ! !
    ... See More
    Reply · Like · 2 · 18 hours ago
    Boaz Ben-Pelech · Top Commenter · Kunstschule der Stadt Linz Bildhauerei
    cobolom2002_jacob not Ghetto mentality, JUDENRAT mentality, appeasing the world and hoping for the best when the obvious is staring down their faces.
    Reply · Like · 5 hours ago

Dave Lott · Top Commenter · Utah Valley University
Abbas? But wouldn't a more gentle Gaza be detrimental to the Zionist cause?
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peretzt1· Top Commenter (signed in using yahoo)
There are a lot of Israelis who want to take out Hamas, but the problem is people sit back and aren't demonstrating enough. There has to be a serious number of people gathering in front of the Knesset daily. False peace and compromises are a continual disaster and a threat to Am Yisrael. Who can organize this? Someone has to motivate people to take up this issue in front of the cabinet! Where are the prominent leaders? Why are they writing on Arutz Sheva and not organizing hafganot? Why is everyone watching instead of doing? How can anyone sleep at night with such weakness and fear of war? Its the fear of war that shows weakness to Hamas, and they are making it clear to everyone what fools decided to leave Gaza when they had half the strip already in their hands. There is no one with a strong enough vision. ... See More
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Zvi Gross · Top Commenter · Università Ebraica di Gerusalemme
He is absolutely right. Next time it may be missiles with chemical war heads, courtesy of Iranian scientists.
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peretzt1· Top Commenter (signed in using yahoo)
STOP FIGHTING FROM THE AIR AND TAKE BACK THE STRIP WHILE WE STILL CAN! NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN ALSO RAN AFTER PEACE!
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Harold Walling · Top Commenter · Works at In pensione
Every article I read, Bibi stated the goal was to take out the tunnels and destroy Hamas rockets, so wasn't the stated goal reached? Don't get me wrong, I'm for taking out Hamas at the grass roots, its leaders.
More should be done, but wasn't the stated goal reached?
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Michael Goland
I am sure, that anything that Mr. Yadlin said or writes is all but the spin. People who achieve as high a position as him, don't open their mouth and harm Israel's negotiating position. By saying that Israel didn't achieve it's objective he is trying to signal to Hamas, that they are the winning side of sort. However it is so obvious, that even a person as uninformed as me , can see it through with relative ease. What is the real truth here, and as usual my opinion on this subject that instead of being rhetorical, we should use math. Take for instance so called terror tunnels, the time which was spent, the material to construct those tunnels, cost several hundred millions of dollars. What have Hams got for this " investment", 10 Israeli solders killed at all, tragic for their families, but from the standpoint of cost to benefit analysis, dismal failure. More that 3000 thousands rockets were fired and only 3 Israeli civilians were killed, that one civilian for thousands rocket fired!, dismal failure and kind of stupid. The damage to the Hams and Gaza infrastructure is enormous, several billions dollars at list, now this is very significant cost to benefit ratio my friends, and the winners......... Israel..... huraaaaaaaa.