Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Gaza terror factions agree to a "truce"

Several factions of extremist groups in Gaza have agreed to a "truce" with Israel. That's good news.

Here's the thing. Israel has said repeatedly that if the rocket attacks, weapons smuggling, and other terrorist attacks from Gaza cease, Israel will stop doing military operations in Gaza. The blockade that Israel has placed on the territory is purely defensive. It's not meant to punish the residents of Gaza. The blockade should be lifted when the attacks from the territory cease. It's that simple. Call it a truce or what have you, the point is that Israel has no interest in attacking Gaza if it is not, in turn, being attacked by Gaza.