Sorry Roo but you are wrong... First off during the so called cease fire... Hamas spent the entire time brining in Rockets... There was a CNN article where a correspondent wittnesed Hamas building the Rockets.. If you have ever studied warfare then you would know about how a siege works...(it takes years) and is ineffective if the persons under the seige have the ability to bring in supplies... What Cast lead did was force Eygpt to first admit there was smuggling and now they are building a wall to stop it completely... In actuality the siege will only take effect when the eyptian wall in complete. Go and ask the residents of sderot if cast lead has reduced the Rockets comming in... Though you are correct in one point... it has been a PR nightmare. In the end reducing Hamases capability of launching Rockets(you can never completly stop them) and establishing an atmosphere where Fatah can take over the strip via elections... I would say that the glass is half full.
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Russia proposes March 1 ceasefire in Syria, Western official says (Reuters)
from the article: Israel needs to rethink its Gaza strategy before it's too late