September 3, 2014

WHEN THE ENEMY WON'T CONFORM TO YOUR CARICATURE:

We underestimated Hamas tenacity, top IDF source admits (AFP, September 3, 2014)

A 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.
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