Repost: Option A - accept the offer of a ceasefire from Hamas in exchange for their promise to interdict Qassam launches. This has not happened because the Israeli Gov't needs to be perceived as a victim of a relentless bombardment to justify IDF depredatio0ns against Palestiniams and their repressive Apartheid policies. Option B - attempt to emulate the disastrously expensive and ineffective US "Star Wars" program to attempt to intercept these glorified fireworks - this in the context that QASSAMS HAVE CAUSED FIVE ISRAELI DEATHS SINCE 2005. The obvious solution is Option A, but the Israeli Gov't can always be counted on to reject the obvious and reasonable course of action when armed conflict is the other option.
MK Nachman Shai calls on Netanyahu to declare national state of emergency (Haaretz)
from the article: Intercepting Qassam rockets