"One major foreign news service reported this week that the Negev area has been "quiet" since the end of Cast Lead."
I guess it all depends on your definition of 'quiet':
Gaza terrorists attacked the Western Negev Wednesday morning with a Kassam rocket before workers arrived, but it heavily damaged a packing house that was knocked out of operation. Workers who had not yet arrived at work remained in their homes in the Sdot Negev area, south of Ashkelon.The world was more than happy to ignore the thousands of rockets fired from Gaza over the last few years--at least until Israel disturbed the 'quiet' then.
More than 300 rockets and mortars have struck the Western Negev since the end of Cast Lead, and most of the attacks have been immediately followed by an IDF retaliatory strike. Most of the rockets have exploded in open fields, allowing a relatively calm atmosphere in foreign and mainstream Israeli media that ignore a large number of the terrorist attacks when no one is injured.
No reason to think that the world will treat the hundreds fired since the end of Operation Cast Lead any differently. To them, it is a nuisance.
Israel's retaliation, that is.
Technorati Tag: Gaza and Hamas and Kassams.