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Israel is winning the battle for Gaza – but losing the war

Michael Day on i news 

 Israel claims to be "winning the war against Hamas", says Michael Day on the i news site, but "in reality, the fight is on a knife-edge". By "destroying the Gaza Strip" – killing thousands of civilians in the process and "alienating" Arab states, the Global South and even some of Israel's allies – Benjamin Netanyahu "is doing Hamas’s bidding". If he "is not able to defeat Hamas before it too becomes a global pariah, then the terror group will have succeeded in one of its key aims".

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Janet Daley in The Daily Telegraph

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Jason Chaffertz for Fox News

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Gideon Rachman in the Financial Times

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