Saturday, February 7, 2009

Israel assesses impact of Gaza campaign on Palestinian rocket fire

Launched with the intention of reducing Palestinian rocket fire against communities, town and cities in Israel, Operation 'Cast Lead' succeeded, at least in the short term. Yet the short-lived ending of the rocket bombardment was not a direct result of military force making continued fire impractical, but resulted from ceasefires independently announced by the two combatants after a seven-day Israeli air campaign followed by 16 days of fighting on the ground

[first posted to - 04 February 2009]

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