Mideast Israel Palestinians

November 22, 2012 - 4:33 PM
Palestinians celebrate what they call a victory over Israel, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Eight days of punishing Israeli airstrikes on Gaza and a barrage of Hamas rocket fire on Israeli ended inconclusively. While Israel claimed in inflicted heavy damage on the militants, Gaza’s Hamas rulers claimed that Israel’s decision not to send ground troops into the territory, as it had four years ago, was a sign of new-found Hamas deterrence. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)