Except the "Qassams are messages of peace" part, Mark Lincoln is right. And the senseless messages posted here very largely outnumbers the others. Without peace there will be more qassams and more casualties. Occupation doesn't work. It had 40 years to prove it does. It failed. See under : Gaza. Olmert doesn't want to negociate. That's only natural, coming from an old Likudnik and Sharon's close compagnion. Why negociate, when you have - more precisely, you think you have - the power to impose unilaterally your own border upon a weak neighbour ? Bombing and shelling for the violence to stop, is like raping a girl to preserve her virtue. Not counting the settlements, which are violence by themselves.
Ya'alon okays administrative detention of Jewish extremist suspected in church arson (Haaretz)
from the article: IDF hard-pressed to pinpoint cause of Gaza beach deaths