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Shardik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:52 PM
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'Let's have Gazan Winograd - for Hamas'
Source: Jerusalem Post

Scoffing at Hamas's claim that it emerged victorious from the war in the Gaza Strip, a prominent Palestinian academic and writer called on the Islamist movement to learn from the Israelis and form a Palestinian "Winograd Committee" to examine the group's performance.
Judge Winograd presents the...

"We want Hamas to form a Gazan Winograd," wrote Ahmed Abu Matar, referring to the commission that examined the government and IDF performance during the 2006 Second Lebanon War.

"We want this commission of inquiry to be as brave and daring as the Israeli one," he wrote, in an article published on a number of Fatah-run media outlets. "We want the commission to tell us whether we have achieved a new divine victory or have added another defeat to our record."

The academic's remarks are seen in the context of a fierce war of words between Hamas and Fatah, which intensified after the military offensive ended.

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The Winograd Commission; the commission's official name is הוועדה לבדיקת ארועי המערכה בלבנון 2006 - "The commission of inquiry into the events of military engagement in Lebanon 2006") is an Israeli government-appointed commission of inquiry, chaired by retired judge Eliyahu Winograd, which investigated and drew lessons from the Second Lebanon War. The Committee had its first plenary session on September 18, 2006 and began summoning and hearing testimonies from witnesses on November 2 of that year. On April 30, 2007 the Commission released its preliminary report, harshly criticizing key decision-makers. At the same time, it has been praised as testimony to the fortitude of Israel's democracy and ability to self-criticize, impressing even Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah. The final Winograd Commission report was announced in Binyanei HaUma in Jerusalem on January 30, 2008.

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Dreamer Tatum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:57 PM
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1. That took stones - good for him.
In any case, for Hamas to declare victory just because there's a cease fire? Not very smart.
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