The israel-hamas war: A preliminary assessment

Bruce Maddy-Weitzman*

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Both Israel and Hamas claimed victory in the aftermath of the three-week war. Israel sought to re-establish its regional deterrence and undermine Hamas; and Hamas hoped to improve the terms of the uneasy calm with Israel. But the war may have created some new opportunities for progress through diplomacy, even though the conflict appears more intractable than ever.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-28
Number of pages5
JournalRUSI Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2009


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