UPDATE NOV. 28, 2006, 6:00 P.M.: As rockets continue to rain down on Sderot on the second day of the "ceasefire," Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told European Union envoys this evening that "we are a little disappointed by the continuation of Kassam rocket fire at the South by the Palestinians." Presumably the residents of Sderot feel similarly.
Meanwhile, the Jerusalem Post reports that Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Dan Halutz is trying to distance himself and the IDF from the decision to agree to the ceasefire:
"The IDF played only a partial role in the decision to reach a cease-fire agreement with the Palestinians," Halutz told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Tuesday morning. He said terrorists would attempt to exploit the truce and use it to rearm."
It would appear that, having led the IDF in the Lebanese fiasco this past summer, Halutz now recognizes a blunder when he sees one.
All of which brings to mind another DRY BONES classic, where two Israeli "men on the street" are discussing the latest ceasefire with the Palestinians. "It's the typical ceasefire with the Palestinians," one says. "Yes," agrees his friend, "We cease and they fire."