|Running from incoming missiles, |
Beer Sheba (March 2011) [Source]
Israel's official view on whether there is a truce with the terrorists is explained in the unattributed quote of a diplomat (also in the JPost):
"Israel did not enter a ceasefire agreement with Hamas, and it would continue to take action to thwart any terrorist action, be it the firing of rockets or attempts to infiltrate Israel coming from the Gaza Strip... If there were quiet from the other side, Israel would not initiate a major military action inside Gaza. This decision, he explained, was motivated by a number of factors, including the situation in Egypt, Syria and the Palestinian Authority, as well as the number of Iron Dome batteries Israel could deploy."Ynet writes that Israelis living in southern communities close to or bordering on Hamas-controlled Gaza are again being asked today to stay no more 15 seconds dash away from a fortified location or shelter.