Israeli leader claims win in Gaza

No concessions allowed, Hamas ‘hit hard,’ Netanyahu says

Posted: August 28, 2014 at 4:30 a.m.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (from left), Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon and Israeli Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz appear at a news conference Wednesday in Jerusalem during which Netanyahu declared victory in the recent fighting in Gaza, saying “Hamas was hit hard” while Israel didn’t agree to any of Hamas’ demands. In Gaza, a Hamas spokesman claimed victory, saying the militant Palestinian group “forced the enemy to retreat.”

Israel's prime minister declared victory Wednesday in the recent war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, saying the military campaign had dealt a heavy blow and a cease-fire deal gave no concessions to the Islamic militant group.


A Palestinian fighter stands near the rubble of destroyed houses as Hamas declared victory in the fight with Israel during a ... (By: ADEL HANA) (Credit: AP)

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