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Hezbollah leader says Hamas won

Nov. 24, 2012 at 5:47 PM

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- The secretary general of Hezbollah in Lebanon described the cease-fire in Gaza as a victory for Hamas.

Hassan Nasrallah said Friday Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu failed in his goals and was forced to back away from plans for a ground invasion of Gaza or continued airstrikes, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported, citing the Lebanese TV network al-Manar.

"Netanyahu did not put high goals for this war. He rather put low goals so that he would achieve them and announce his victory, but even these he failed to achieve," Nasrallah said. "The first goal was to destroy the Palestinian resistance's leadership. He failed in that. The second goal was to destroy the resistance's missile system. He also failed in that. The third goal was to reinforce Israel's deterrence power. This war rather weakened this power. If you failed to win a war against Gaza which has been under siege, what would be the case if you engage yourself in a war with someone else?"

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