Tchelet's mother had just picked up her infant daughter from the children's quarters in the kibbutz when the [Kassam] landed.* Moshe Yifrach's inlaws live in one of the houses hit by a Kassam on Feb. 5. "I still can't believe that people came out of this house alive," he said."What happened here was simply a miracle. This house is full of people every day.... Today, by chance, only my mother-in-law was here with her daughter and 14-year-old granddaughter. They don't have a protected space and the entire house was simply destroyed. The granddaughter was hurt by shrapnel, and my mother-in-law and her daughter were lightly injured" (Ynet, Feb. 5, 2008).
ISRAEL EVACUATED THE GAZA STRIP IN 2005 with the expectation that the Palestinians would take the opportunity to build the infrastructure for a state and demonstrate their willingness to coexist...