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’Israel’ Admits Defeat in Gaza: Ceasefire is Surrender, Gov’t Was Unprepared For War

idf1Despite being one of the most powerful militaries in the world with the stronger and more deadlier weapons and after all the promises and the rhetoric of winning against seized Gaza, “Israel” has come out of its own aggression clearly defeated. Even more, “Israel” has admitted to its humiliating and devastating defeat..

According to “Israeli” sources on the Gaza victory, one Zionist website wrote that the “Israeli” heads of local government in the seized Gaza Strip see ceasefire as surrender, saying that the government was unprepared for this war; meanwhile, another Zionist website wrote that the cease-fire proposal that “Israel” accepted on Tuesday did not deliver a single achievement.

Arutz Sheva: Gaza Belt Leaders See Ceasefire as Surrender, Gov’t Was Unprepared For War
In an article by the “Israeli” Arutz Sheva website entitled, “Gaza Belt Leaders See Ceasefire as Surrender,” it admitted that the heads of local government in the seized Gaza Strip are sorely disappointed with prime minister Netanyahu for accepting a ceasefire with Hamas.

Tamir Idan, who heads the Sdot Negev Regional Council, said that, “If the reports in the media are right, and the agreement for a ceasefire is for one month only, in which Hamas’s demands for constructing ports will be discussed, then this is a surrender to “terror.””

He refused to accept “Israel’s” lack of response to a last-minute retaliatory attack by Hamas that killed two men in Kibbutz Nirim on Tuesday.

“Israel’s tacit acceptance that it is alright [for Hamas] to fire without limits, and without a response, before the ceasefire goes into force, is a very grave matter,” he said.

Meanwhile, Itamar Shimoni, Mayor of Ashkelon, said that any compromise with Hamas is a surrender to “terror.”

“The “residents” of “Israel” and the south wanted to see a decision in this campaign, but this will apparently not happen,” he stated.

“We wanted to see Hamas defeated and begging for its life; instead we see “Israel” running to the negotiating table at every opportunity,” he added. “We did not lose 64 fighters and five civilians, including a four-year-old boy, for this ‘achievement’. We did not sit in the shelters and protected spaces for almost two months for this ‘achievement’. We did not take a harsh economic blow, in which businesses collapsed, for this ‘achievement’. We expected a lot more than this.”

The head of the Eshkol Council, Haim Yelin, told Channel 10 news that he will not ask the residents of his region to return to their homes. “In Jerusalem [occupied al-Quds] they feel safe, and in some neighborhoods of Gaza they feel safe, but not us. We went into a war of attrition in which we paid with the lives of families and deep pain of the wounded. The government was unprepared for this war.”

“The Egyptian cease-fire proposal that “Israel” accepted on Tuesday did not deliver a single achievement. The only thing that the prime minister’s spokesmen could boast about on Tuesday was the denial of achievements to Hamas, such as the dissolution of its demands for a sea port, an airport and salary payments,” the article said.

Haaretz: Netanyahu Saw His Chance to Run Away from Gaza, and He Took It

In an article on the “Israeli” Haaretz website entitled, “Netanyahu Saw His Chance to Run Away from Gaza, and He Took It,” referring to Zionist Prime Minister Benamin Netanyahu, it admitted that the cease-fire proposal that “Israel” accepted did not deliver a single achievement.

It said that, “All “Israel’s” prime minister wanted in the end – after all the promises, and the rhetoric – was to achieve a cease-fire with Hamas at just about any price.”
“Netanyahu saw his chance to run away from Gaza, and he took it,” it further added.

“Without a formal discussion, without a vote, in laconic telephone updates with members of the security cabinet – that is how the government of “Israel” under Benjamin Netanyahu in August 2014 approved a cease-fire agreement with a “terror” organization,” the article wrote.

Furthermore, the Haaretz article admitted to Netanyau’s weakest position and talked about the gap between his promises and the reality of the 50 days of aggression.

“Netanyahu’s conduct during the 50 days of fighting in Gaza highlighted the gap between his statements and promises and the reality. The prime minister, who was the most strident in his statement against Hamas, ended the confrontation with the organization in the weakest position. All he wanted was to achieve a cease-fire at just about any price. When the opportunity came, he simply grabbed it and ran,” the article said.

“”Israel” agreed to immediately open the border crossings with Gaza to humanitarian aid and to extend the fishing zone to a distance of six nautical miles. “Israel” also agreed to the immediate entry of construction materials for the rebuilding of Gaza, without any guarantee from either Egypt or Hamas for the establishment of a monitoring mechanism to ensure that the cement and concrete is not used for the rehabilitation of the tunnels project,” it said.

Moreover, “The Egyptian proposal didn’t include any statement, not even a hint, regarding “Israel’s” security demands,” wrote the article.

Haaretz: Significance of Cease-Fire is That “Israel” Has Recognized “Militant” Groups As an Inseparable Part of the Palestinian Polity
In yet another article by Haaretz called, “With Truce, “Israel” Talks to Hamas and Islamic Jihad,” it also admitted that that the significance of the cease-fire is that “Israel” has recognized “militant” groups as an inseparable part of the Palestinian polity.

It said: “Thus “Israel” has not only recognized the Palestinian unity government, but also acknowledged that Gaza and the West Bank can no longer be separated… Effectively, “Israel” has recognized Hamas and other Palestinian “militant” groups as an inseparable part of the Palestinian polity with which it will also have to conduct broader diplomatic negotiations in the future.”

“Thus for the first time, “Israel” has agreed to a confidence-building process with the Palestinian government to which Hamas and Islamic Jihad are also parties,” the article said.

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