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        11/22/2012, Kislev 8, 5773

      “We didn’t Plan to Bring Hamas to its Knees”


      DM Ehud Barak told Israel Army Radio Thursday morning that operation Pillar of Defense was not intended to make Hamas collapse. “Only a ground assault to occupy Gaza would bring Hamas to its knees, but we felt the price of such an option made it unwise. I tell anyone fantasizing about an Israel-occupied Gaza to go on dreaming.” (Walla)