Israelis Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accompanied by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, just held a press conference.

Netanyahu, facing increasing criticism at home, laid out the case why the Gaza conflict was a success: Hamas lost 5-7 years of military tunnel and rocket build-up, over 1000 fighters (including from other terrorist groups), and numerous senior leaders, but receive no benefit in the ceasefire agreement. Israel gained diplomatically among more moderate Arab states, and limited losses from rockets and ground combat.

I’ll have my own take on this (which basically agrees with Netanyahu) later.

I’ll post the video when available. Here are some live tweets:

Netanyahu Press Conf Gaza Hamas 8-27-2014 will not tolerate new violence

Netanyahu Press Conf Gaza Hamas 8-27-2014 1000 terrorists killed

Netanyahu Press Conf Gaza Hamas 8-27-2014 Ya'alon Hamas

Netanyahu Press Conf Gaza Hamas 8-27-2014 Benny Gantz

Follow up Questions:

Netanyahu Press Conf Gaza Hamas 8-27-2014 - will hit harder if renews fire

Netanyahu Press Conf Gaza Hamas 8-27-2014 achievable goals