TEL AVIV, Israel – Wednesday night was supposed to bring about an end to the conflict between Israel and Gazan terrorist group Hamas. That would be wonderful, if it were true. Unfortunately it’s not so clear. In fact, most of the people living in Israel, including myself, are pretty angry about the ceasefire because it puts the lives of Israelis at risk.
After being bombarded by over 1,200 rockets from Gaza, and striking over 1,500 terror sites in Gaza as part of Operation Pillar of Defense, the government of Israel agreed to a ceasefire Wednesday. The ceasefire includes an initial 24-hour time period during which both parties agree to stop attacks. If there is no violence during this time period, Israel will then ease the ability of Palestinians and goods to get across the border crossings, easing the blockade.