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Israel's security chief has conceded that a three-week-long offensive against the Gaza Strip has failed to prevent Hamas form rearming.

Shin Bet: Amy far from achievement

Israel's security chief has conceded that a three-week-long offensive against the Gaza Strip has failed to prevent Hamas form rearming.

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Speaking at the end of the weekly Sunday cabinet meeting, head of Shin Bet - Israel's internal security service, - Yuval Diskin admitted that Tel Aviv has failed to achieve its goals, including disarming Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

"The operation did not deal an irreversible blow to the tunnel industry," said Diskin in an apparent reference to the tunnels Tel Aviv claims Hamas has been using to 'smuggle' into the Gaza Strip.

The senior official added that Hamas could still rearm itself within months.

Palestinians, however, say the tunnels are used to import food to the besieged populated territory which has been under an 18-month Israeli blockade.

The Israeli military c
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Added: Jan-18-2009 Occurred On: Jan-18-2009
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