In a public press conference on Wednesday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed the nation and declared that while the IDF achieved its mission objectives in Gaza, Hamas did not achieve any of its demands but rather suffered its greatest blow since the organizations founding.

Netanyahu stated that Israel had from the start of Operation Protective Edge, accepted every Egyptian-proposed cease-fire unconditionally while Hamas made its compliance dependent on having its demands met.

"Hamas did not achieve any of its demands," the prime minister stated.

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