Two captured terrorists interviewed by Maariv/NRG say that Hamas was not expecting Israel's response to the escalation in missile attacks on Israeli targets that preceded Operation Cast Lead. One of them, a 52-year-old victim of a premature detonation who had already done time in an Israeli jail, said, "Hamas took a gamble. We thought, at worst Israel will come and do something from the air - something superficial. They'll come in and go out. We never thought that we would reach the point where fear will swallow the heart and the feet will want to flee. You [Israel] are fighting like you fought in '48. What got into you all of a sudden?"Not that this means that Hamas has learned anything. After all, they can't afford to let the entire (Arab) world see how they blew it, so--
2:19 AM Israel breaks ceasefire as IAF hits rocket launcher about to launch from Northern Gaza.During The Disengagement, Hamas made a point of firing rockets as Israel pulled out, to tell the world that they had won. After the past 3 weeks, it seem they thought they could still pull something like that.