40 rockets hit Sderot and West Negev injuring 9 shutting down schools in Sderot for the forseeable future
Israel has now had to go back in and carry out multiple air strikes in Gaza and the cabinet has approved a resumption of artillery attacks and targeted assasinations but ruled out a ground campaign
These tactics that have proven useless against Hizbullah whose MO Hamas is copying right down to plans to kidnap Israeli soldiers will now be used against Hamas with results just as useless
Now that Sharon has stated that Israel will not be sending in ground forces which lets Hamas know they can operate freely on the ground and that they have nothing serious to worry about as long as they avoid the air strikes
Sharon has appealed to America to put a stop to the rocket attacks and Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice asked Abbas to put a stop it it and Abbas asked Rice to tell Israel to stop bombing Gaza
Defense Minster Mofaz has said the response needs to be crushing and so Sharon's cabinet has the perfect solution...they have approved a ... wait for it.... WORLDWIDE INFORMATION CAMPAIGN against Hamas
oh yes Hamas will be terrified now, they're going to be facing the devastating terror of a WORLDWIDE INFORMATION CAMPAIGN
If Hamas hasn't been terrified before, boy they must be trembling now. They're going to be facing an ad campaign. If the occasional air strike doesn't terrify them, the prospect of superbowl spots against Hamas undoubtedly will.
So far the worldwide campaign hasn't gone too global yet and consisted of leaflets dropped in arabic warning of harsh consenquences if the rocket attacks continue - an undoubtedly terrifying prospect now that the arabs have seen Israel retreat and then sit on its hands while its holy places were burned and then promised not to return troops to Gaza
Perhaps in the near future the WORLDWIDE INFORMATION CAMPAIGN can be Sharon announcing his resignation and replacement by a leader who is willing to fight terrorism instead of terrorizing Jews.
That may frighten Hamas, the same tactics that failed before plus an ad campaign certainly won't.