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Cease-Fire Schmease-Fire

Well, you gotta hand it to them. I was predicting something in the range of 24-48 hours, but Palestinians managed to go an entire five days without attempting to murder civilians. Way to go!

Militants in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip fired at least two rockets into southern Israel on Tuesday, breaching a five-day-old ceasefire after Israeli troops killed two Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.

The Egyptian-brokered truce, which took effect last Thursday, calls on Hamas to prevent cross-border rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, which it seized by force a year ago.

The deal, under which Israel agreed to halt its own attacks in the Gaza Strip and to ease its economic blockade of the impoverished coastal enclave, does not apply to the West Bank.

An Israeli police spokesman said one of the makeshift rockets fired from the Gaza Strip hit a house in the border town of Sderot, causing damage but no casualties. The second rocket fell in an open area.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Israeli army confirmed that Palestinians fired a mortar shell into Israel from Gaza overnight in the first reported violation by militants of the ceasefire.
I'm surprised Reuters didn't say it was poor Palestinian children playing with toy rockets, which suddenly became filled with ball bearings, and mysteriously crashed into an Israeli house. Why is it that "militants" fire rockets, but when Israel bombs them in return, they are suddenly "Palestinians" again?

Hamas has claimed that it still maintains the cease-fire, because the origin of the rockets was Islamic Jihad. So, if you and I are neighbors, and we sign a truce, and then your brother who is also my neighbor throws a grenade through my kitchen window, the truce isn't broken?

Lucy has pulled the football away from Charlie Brown for the 1,000th time. It's easy to call off peace when you don't want peace, but rather dead Jews.

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