No, I have never heard that the Arabs were offered their homes back in 1951. Obviously if that were true my position regarding Israel would be much different regarding 1948. Regarding Arafat, he talked, he lied, he drove throught West Beirut with his arm in the air declaring victory. But he was happy sitting in Beirut, trying to squeeze money from people, for the 'fight' in the South that never happened. If the Lebanese did not pressure Arafat, he would have stayed in downtown Beirut the rest of his life, talking about 'liberating' Palestine. Yes, I was aware that nonJews live in Sderot. And I know they will not be blocked. I think Jews or not, it is not a military target, and I agree with some posters, that every time a Kassem lands, 100 artillery peaces should land in a set area in Gaza. However, this will drive Fatah and Hamas together, which is not the desired response.
Israeli teen lightly wounded from stone throwing in West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba (Haaretz)
from the article: IDF: No Gaza ground operation due to fear of war with Syria