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What is NOT a cease-fire.

Does anyone hear something wrong with this Jerusalem Post headline from yesterday?

Palestinians: Israeli attacks on Kassams ‘will end cease-fire’

Guys? Do you call continuous launching Kassams over the border to the Negev a cease-fire? What about the two seriously injured teenage boys who couldn’t get to a shelter in time on Tuesday? Is that a cease-fire? I don’t speak Arabic all that well, but I have to say, in any language, lobbing Kassam rockets over your border to the next door country you hate with all your passion is not keeping a cease-fire.

So… Israeli attacks on Kassams is not ending the cease-fire; that’s already ended. It’s called retaliation.