Regarding Operation Pillar of Cloud that has successfully targeted for killing the head of Hamas's military wing Ahmed Jabari, the BBC's "Middle East editor" Jeremy Bowen has today claimed on the Corporation's Radio 4 that the number of rocket attacks on Israel out of Gaza has been dwindling.
The following graph shows the true picture. It will be seen that the number of such attacks, which did indeed diminish in the immediate wake of Operation Cast Lead, are now approaching the levels that pertained on the eve of that action.
We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East. (From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)