Israelis sceptical of PM’s Gaza victory claim

Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim that Israel achieved a ‘great military and political’ victory over Hamas in the latest round of fighting in the Gaza Strip has met with scepticism from many Israelis, according to a poll published on Thursday.

The poll, published in the left-leaning Haaretz newspaper, shows that 54 per cent of those surveyed believe there was no clear winner in the 50 days of war.

The fighting killed 2,143 Palestinians, most of them civilians, according to Palestinian health officials and UN officials. On the Israeli side, 64 soldiers, five civilians and a Thai worker were killed.

The poll underscores the unease pervading Israeli society after the third round of fighting between Israel and Gaza-based Islamic militants in the seven years since Hamas took control of the densely populated coastal strip.


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