‘Hamas lost,’ Channel 2 reporter says; IDF says 900 Hamas fighters killed

Udi Segal, Channel 2’s diplomatic correspondent, declares: “It has to be said. Hamas lost.”

The group accepted the same unilateral ceasefire it rejected three weeks ago, when it still had its tunnel infrastructure, there were 200 dead in Gaza, and it had a certain political legitimacy with the US as part of the unity government. Today, it has none of that, he notes.

According to official statistics published by Channel 2, 3,356 rockets were launched at Israel during Operation Protective Edge, 578 of which were intercepted by Iron Dome. The IDF hit 4,762 terror targets during the operation and killed approximately 900 fighters, roughly half of the number the Hamas Health Ministry says died during the offensive.

Israel lost 64 soldiers in combat and three civilians in the nearly month-long war.

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