This sounds like an acknowledgment of defeat, more so in the eyes of the Arabs. Assuming that Gilad Shalit is released, how could Israel expect the various terrorist groups to abide by any promise concerning the lobbing of rockets? At best, this will be a lull in the fight to allow them to regroup and rearm and start again with better rocketry and missiles. I thought that one of the objectives of IDF, besides the liberation of Shalit, was the destruction of the terror infrastructure. Well, I was wrong again. But I was right in thinking that Israel has neither strategy nor tactics to deal with those terrorists except to demonstrate that they can engage in combat, at great loss on their part but trying to minimise casualties among their enemies. What a strange people, indeed !
- 6:49 PM
from the article: IAF drops pamphlets in Gaza outlining terms for cease-fire