Argument: Hamas will easily rebuild from damage inflicted by Israel
- Debate: Israeli military assault in Gaza - con argument.
"Israel must withdraw from Gaza". Guardian. January 4, 2009: "While Hamas's offensive capacities will be blunted for a while, the likelihood, as with Hezbollah after Lebanon in 2006, is that it will quickly rebuild its military strength. Indeed, the assassinations of its leaders by Israel over the years - and the raids on its weapons workshops - did little to limit its rise to power."