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Monday, January 26, 2009

Jane's: Hamas to probe Gaza failings

The respected British defense weekly Jane's reports that Hamas is going to 'investigate' its failings in Gaza.
Citing an unnamed top Hamas military commander, Jane's said a full report due soon would be critical of almost every decision taken by battlefield commanders during the 22-day assault, which ended last week.

The source quoted by Jane's added that Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal and his followers had effectively pushed for a conflict that it was not ready for.

The report will highlight the losses of interior minister Said Siam [pictured. CiJ] and around 50 of Hamas's top explosives experts as among the most significant.

Hamas's military wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, and intelligence department have admitted shortcomings in how they responded to Israeli attacks, Jane's added, which Palestinian officials say killed over 1,300 people.


Heavy criticism has been levelled at Ezzedine al-Qassam commanders who unilaterally declared an end to the truce with Israel on December 19, even though conflict preparations such as building a new safe communications network were incomplete, Jane's said.

The investigation will also reportedly look at why fighters were unable to achieve many of their defensive aims.

London-based Jane's highlighted the failure to defend the Tel al-Hawa neighbourhood and the weak response to Israeli naval forces.


At 8:09 PM, Blogger Abu Yussif said...

i thought hamas achieved a "divine victory"? maybe it wasn't so "divine". maybe it wasn't a "victory". maybe hamas still has their collective heads in their collective certain orifices.

At 8:14 PM, Blogger Abu Yussif said...

and i thought that killing hamas leadership resulted in replacements that are worse than before. well, if by "worse" they mean "pathetic" and "incompetent", they are exactly correct.

At 9:53 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

By Allah's beard, I thought it was a "great victory?" And now the "brave warriors" of Islam have failings? Curse them and their mother's you know what!


At 2:56 AM, Blogger Findalis said...

What went wrong is that they don't have an military, they have thugs. And it showed when up against trained professionals.


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