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JERUSALEM — A delicate ceasefire appears to still be holding in the Middle East with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisting all objectives have been met “extraordinarily” in Gaza.

This, after more than a week of fighting that left well over 200 Palestinians and at least 13 Israelis dead.  Netanyahu today said “we caused maximum casualties to Hamas while minimizing Israeli casualties.”

He said he hadn’t ordered a ground operation because he didn’t feel it was necessary.  Meanwhile, some Israeli politicians and local officials are ripping Netanyahu over the ceasefire.

Centrist leader Yair Lapid, who’s tasked with forming a government, tweeted, “the military succeeded in the tasks it was given, but the government failed.”

An extreme-right Religious Zionism lawmaker said the ceasefire is “embarrassing” and “a grave capitulation to terror.”