27.03.2011 21.Adar ll, 5771
After Cast Lead, IDF recognized that Islamists would regroup, rearm for future conflict. Two years later, is this next round looming?
In March 2009, two months after Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip ended, Maj.- Gen. Tal Russo, head of the IDF Operations Directorate, claimed that Israel had defeated Palestinian terrorism. For a while.
“We are in a state of victory today against Palestinian terrorism, although this type of victory is always temporary,” Russo said according to the book Let the IDF Win, published in 2010, on the second intifada. “This does not mean that the current situation will last for another two years, since such victories need to be achieved all the time.”…