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    • Big Sur
    • 15.09.09 | 20:42 (IDT)

    As convoluted as that may sound, the statistics bear out the reality of the truce. From the beginning of the year until June 19, Israel was struck by 2,660 projectiles fired from Gaza. From June 19, when the tahdiya went into effect, to Nov. 4, the total was 65. But on Nov. 5 a new round of "negotiations" ? with weapons ? began when Israel struck what it said were militants tunneling under the Gaza fence. Hamas responded with a barrage of rocket fire that has continued for most of the past month. From Nov. 5 to Dec. 10, 237 mortar shells and rockets have been fired from Gaza at towns in southern Israel, prompting Israeli leaders to call for a tough military response. Also, since Dec. 10, there have been several dozens of rockets a day, so I'd estimate somewhere around 300-600 have been shot by now.

    from the article: UN probe: Israel, Palestinians both guilty of Gaza war crimes
    First published 17:29 15.09.09 | Last updated 22:23 15.09.09
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