ISRAEL DEFENCE FORCE FIRED 5100 SHELLS INTO NORTHERN GAZA IN SIX WEEKS
HAMAS DECLARES IT WILL RECOGNISE ISRAEL WITHIN '67 BORDERS
From Haaretz.com : "IDF artillery batteries deployed along the Gaza Strip border have fired more than 5,100 shells at 'launch areas' for Qassam rockets since March 31, mainly in northern Gaza, according to the army's figures.
"The IDF stepped up its response to Qassam rocket fire two and a half months ago. Most of the artillery response consists of explosive shells fired by a battery deployed near Kibbutz Nahal Oz.
"Five Palestinian civilians have been killed as a result of IDF artillery in the past ten weeks, including a young girl and a teenager.
"The artillery shelling was initiated by former prime minister Ariel Sharon shortly after the completion of the IDF's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in September, though Sharon had been talking about the need for a beefed-up response to Qassam rockets long before then.
"The IDF has since reduced the distance of its artillery fire from Palestinian homes and farmland, from 300 meters to only 100 meters."
ISRAEL HAS 200-300 NUKES, ALTERED US CRUISE MISSILES TO CARRY NUCLEAR WARHEADS
CLAIM : 62% OF ISRAELIS WANT ALL ARABS OUT OF ISRAEL
HAMAS TO RECOGNISE ISRAEL....ONLY WITHIN BORDERS DEFINED IN 1967
ISRAEL BACKS OFF FROM MAJOR HAMAS CONFRONTATION AFTER US, EU PRESSURE, WILL FREE UP PALESTINIAN TAXES, MEDICINES, FUEL AS 'SIEGE' DRAWS TO A CLOSE