http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4876192.stm What is the idea of this strike? Mr.Olmert understands that Palestinians will never agree wuth his solution of the conflict. And it appears that Palestinians would use mainly peaceful, diplomatic methods. At least Hamas stopped military actions a year ago. As Hamas will establish its full control then likely even Qassams would not be fired later or sooner. Israel is much stronger on a military battlefield but positions of Palestinians are preferable on a diplomatic front. So mr.Olmert needs a war and probably tries to provoke terror act(s).