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.
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Acting Chief of Police Benzi Sau to retire at end of November (Haaretz)
from the article: Four Gaza factions halt rocket fire, in bow to Hamas