'Israel has warned of renewed military strikes on Gaza if tunnels used for
smuggling in goods from Egypt are reopened by Palestinians.'
'some of the tunnels are already back in operation, with fuel being
But hang on, I thought
'the three week campaign had achieved all of its objectives. '
But how do we really know? How do we know that Israel has failed?
'TV images on Wednesday showed a truck being filled with petrol, apparently
smuggled in through a tunnel.'
That's right. We know that Israel has not achieved it's objectives because Palestinians are able to get trucks moving in their own country.
By way of a postscript, remember: if an elected Palestinian government buys arms, that's smuggling. If the Israeli government buys arms, that's a valuable contribution to the British economy.
Update to PS: what Mark said. Hey, I never said it was an original point or anything...