What Happened to the Gaza 'Cease-fire' and What Happens Next?

Whether or not there is any truth to Hamas claims that they learned the terms of cease-fire from the media, it is clear there was little chance of them coming round at this point.

The Israeli decision to accept the cease-fire proposed by the Egyptian government and, from 9 A.M. Tuesday (Israel time), to cease its attacks on targets in the Gaza Strip, always presupposed that rockets would be launched by Hamas and other Palestinians factions for a few hours. That has been their practice following previous cease-fire agreements; to reserve their right to have "the last word." Israel...