# 49 Cipora, nothing "sexy", just facts..... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Swiss (Dino)
    • 06.04.10 | 12:51 (IDT)

    Of course you could argue, that it was "Operation Cast Lead", that brought the rockets to a halt, but I would beg to differ. Israel could have had exactly the same result a year ago, if there wouldn't have been Israeli elections waiting, and Israel there- fore would have refrained from targeted assassinations of seniour Hamas figures. Because the strategic interest of Hamas is by no means any different from what it was a bit more than a year ago. They simply want calm.

    from the article: Four Gaza factions halt rocket fire, in bow to Hamas
    First published 02:28 06.04.10 | Last updated 09:01 07.04.10
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