After the recent war in the Gaza strip, Hamas declared victory, and Israel declared victory.
What do they teach small boys in school today? When I was in school, the first thing I learned is that the fight is not over till the winner can make loser cry “uncle”.
Hamas has not been destroyed, nor coerced. They continue to rocket Israel. Since they are religious fanatics, nothing short of Roman methods can force them to cry “uncle”. People who rocket one, have to be killed or driven out of rocket range.
Their recent war was not war, but theater. In war you keep going till one side loses and one side wins.