Reviewing the achievements of Israel’s eight-day operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz said Thursday that Israeli air strikes backed by precise intelligence had crippled Hamas’ military capabilities, degraded its arsenal and decapitated its senior leadership.  Israel had strengthened its deterrence and demonstrated an exceptionally high response rate to the call-up of reserves. The Palestinian terrorists would not recover in a hurry, said the chief of staff, and the IDF had all the tools it needed to deal with any contingency.