Israel Must Be Doing Something Right. If Hamas is unilaterally asking for a ceasefire and will soon be ready to release Gilad, something either must be working or they want time to regroup. Hezbollah war in the north with the adbuction and murder only hurt the PALs and PALS are trying to distance themse from Hezbollah. After the HAMAS attempt to pervert DISENGAGEMENT into a win for them, Israel will may sure that PALs do not have a way to save face. They must unconditionally stop the Qassams and release Gilad. If they do this, the terror option is all be closed and they will have no option but try negotiations. With the enormous infrastructure damage and EU and USA begging PALs to take the money if they just stop the terror, recognize Israel, and return to the bargaining table, PALs really have no choice at this point. It is going to get very interesting soon.
Syria denies targeting refugee camp; UN condemns "murderous attack" (Reuters)
from the article: IDF artillery shelling kills 2 children, 4 others in northern Gaza Strip