The World from Berlin 'Israel's Supposed Victory Is Really a Defeat'

Israel and Hamas individually called truces over the weekend, bringing a fragile cease-fire to the Gaza Strip. German commentators ask what Israel actually achieved with its three-week offensive.
An Israeli soldier stands on a tank near the Israel-Gaza border Monday.

An Israeli soldier stands on a tank near the Israel-Gaza border Monday.

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-- David Gordon Smith; 11 a.m. CET