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Israel fears prospects for peace
Israeli troops returning from Gaza
File on 4, Tuesday 7th November at 20:00 GMT
Two and a half months since Israel's invasion of Lebanon questions and recriminations are continuing in the Jewish state.

Israel sent 30,000 troops into southern Lebanon during a month-long war triggered by Hezbollah's abduction of two soldiers in July.

A ceasefire came into force on 14 August and Israel began withdrawing troops.

More than 1,100 people - mostly civilians - were killed in Lebanon during the war while the Israelis lost more than 150 troops

The politicians and generals say the campaign had its successes but a popular perception has grown that the nation's military might was found wanting.

And there are fears the lost military prowess might encourage the country's enemies to take bolder actions against Israel.

While on the other hand, peace campaigners think Palestinians in Gaza might be an easy target for a backlash from the humiliated army and government

Paul Adams reports for File on 4 on Israel's national angst and assesses the prospects for peace.

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