And naturally, they never will:
Israel and Hamas, the Islamic movement that now controls the Palestinian
Authority, exchanged fire throughout the day yesterday as the two sides edged
closer to full hostilities.
Hamas ended a 16-month truce and resumed rocket attacks against Israel over the weekend after a series of Israeli strikes on Thursday and Friday left 16 people dead, including a senior Palestinian Authority official Israel said was a wanted "terrorist."
Four Israelis were hurt yesterday, one critically, as seven homemade Qassam rockets, most of them claimed by Hamas, fell on the southern town of Sderot. Two Hamas militants were killed in an Israeli air strike yesterday on the town of Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip.
Hamas, which in the 4½ years before the truce was responsible for a wave of suicide bombings in Israeli cities that killed hundreds of people, threatened to turn Sderot, on the edge of the Gaza Strip, into a "ghost town."
16 Months, has it been that long? I think we may have a record.
Seriously, after hundreds of attacks against Israel in the same vain, Palestinians need to realize like Mahmoud Abbas, that they need to live in peace with Israel. Israel won't take these attacks forever, and upon such a change, a World War would likely ensue. That doesn't mean Israel should not defend itself, but we thus have the extreme patience from Israel.