I can't see why Hamas doesn't see Qassams as the stupidest idea ever. They cause Israel almost no real pain, but give cover for the most lopsided counterstrikes against Gaza. For years Israel disregarded them as harmless, until they recognized their PR value and started reporting locals were treated for shock each time a Qassam struck a rooftop or neighboring field. True, they've gotten bigger and have caused some occasional real harm, but take them away and Israel would have no justification for Cast Lead or the great embargo against terror-pasta, terror-clothes, and so forth. Wake up Hamas, stop the Qassams, and rein in the violent splinter factions, and you will disarm your foes.
3 wounded in apparent stabbing in Jerusalem Gay Pride parade, Channel 10 reports (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S.: Military action will not solve Mideast conflict