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Both Israel and Hamas claim victory

Both sides, Israel and Hamas, will have to compromise as the Gaza campaign will be declared a draw.
An Israeli soldier looks at the Gaza Strip through a monocular on the Israeli border August 9, 2014. Israel launched more than 30 air attacks in Gaza on Saturday, killing five Palestinians, and militants fired rockets at Israel as the conflict entered a second month, defying international efforts to revive a ceasefire. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR41TE3
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After 29 days of fighting during Operation Protective Edge, both sides — Israel and Hamas — declared victory.

Hamas boasted the victory of the "resistance" — muqawwamah. The first to congratulate the organization was senior Hamas official Ismail Haniyeh, who on Aug. 5 released a recorded message but has yet to be seen in public. Other Hamas spokespersons — Khalil al-Hayya, whose son was killed during the operation and who has just left the bunker, and Sami Abu Zuhri who, throughout the fighting, gave interviews to the media from a compound at Al-Shifa Hospital — claimed that Israel was defeated by the resistance. Once again, they claimed, the resistance succeeded in defending the Palestinian people.

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