September 3, 2014
WHEN THE ENEMY WON'T CONFORM TO YOUR CARICATURE:
We underestimated Hamas tenacity, top IDF source admits (AFP, September 3, 2014)
Posted by Orrin Judd at September 3, 2014 7:24 PMA senior army intelligence official has admitted that Israel underestimated the tenacity of Gaza terrorists and did not expect the July-August 50-day conflict to last so long -- insisting, however, they were soundly beaten. [...]"If you'd asked me two months ago, I wouldn't assess that it's going to take us 50 days," the official told journalists in English at a briefing in Tel Aviv late Tuesday."We thought it's going to take them a shorter time to understand what happened, and we are mistaken here. It's a tactical assessment mistake, but it's a mistake," said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity.