Why do I repeatedly hear the term "cease-fire" applied to the respite that Israel granted the Arabs from actively policing terrorist activities? It's not a cease-fire it's a Hudna. And a hudna is simply an opportunity for the Arabs to re-organize and re-arm. They're doing it.
Security forces searching the area for the perpetrators closed the Gush Etzion tunnel road and the Husan and Wallajeh bypass roads to traffic. In response to the attack, the Council of Jewish Communities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza said the government should acknowledge the cease-fire has collapsed.
"Three Israelis have been murdered, three wounded and numerous shooting attacks have occurred," the council statement said. "The terror infrastructure has been refurbished, and the Kassam rockets have been improved. These are the achievements of the hudna... the national security responsibilities require the government to destroy the terror infrastructure itself wherever necessary."
Yes, the cease-fire has collapsed. The Arabs are thumbing their noses at the Road Map.
When will we learn? Does releasing prisoners under these curcumstances enhance Isarel's security? Of course not. Has appeasing the Arabs ever done anything to enhance Isarel's security?