Daily Israel Report
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News Brief

  8/19/2009, Av 29, 5769

Effects of Gaza Operation May Be Wearing Off


Effects of Israel's Cast Lead anti- terror operation in Gaza may be wearing off. On Wednesday Hamas terrorists fired at IDF forces at the Gaza border fence, near Kisufim junction. The IDF returned fire and no one was hurt. Just last week the Hamas in Gaza fired a rocket at a Jewish town, the first time in many months.

Taken together, the two incidents may point to a return to Hamas terrorist activity in the region, activity that mainly came to an end with the beginning of the Cast Lead operation. Israel launched Cast Lead eight months ago on December 27, 2008.