Between 2000-2008, approximately 10,000 mortars and rockets were launched into Israeli (civilian) territory from Gaza (Shin Bet statistics). Twenty-seven civilians were murdered during that time (one more, a Thai farmer, since then), scores injured, some maimed for life, and hundreds of cases of PTSD, especially amongst children in the town of Sderot, were caused by the sirens and attacks. In the meantime, Israel continued to provide access to power and food. As to Hamas willingness to abide by a ceasefire, during the six-month ceasefire (socalled "truce"), 361 rockets and 303 mortar shells were launched by Hamas and Affiliates into Israeli civilian teritories. Hamas statements, "Rammer", and Hamas actions differed greatly. It was the usual Arab rhetoric and propaganda campaign in which truth was, and is, distorted.
Firebomb thrown during demonstration in northern Israeli town of Umm al Fahm (Haaretz)
from the article: Hamas: Goldstone retreat doesn't negate war crimes committed in Gaza