War was an ‘utter failure’ for Israel

The conflict has only made Hamas stronger

A scathing critique of Israel’s Gaza campaign by one of its best-known, and most controversial, journalists. In today’s Haaretz, Gideon Levy, one of the few Israeli reporters who regularly travels to the Occupied Territories, writes that the war was an “utter failure” for his country. Israel’s moral credibility has been savaged by the hundreds of civilian deaths, and its military aims—an end to the rocket attacks and arms smuggling—are no closer to being met. Most importantly, says Levy, the conflict has only made Hamas stronger. “There was no doubt as to who was David and who was Goliath in this war.”