“Dear Hamas leadership,
“If you stop shooting - at least stop shooting much - then we will leave you alone so that you can continue to build up your offensive capabilities.
“We call this our ‘quiet for quiet’ policy.
“And we don't have to tell you just how much the "quiet for quiet" policy has been a gift for Hamas until now.
“When we first began the ‘quiet for quiet policy’ there were only very primitive launching devices in the Gaza Strip with extremely limited range and payload.
“At the time we adopted the ‘quiet for quiet’ policy because we didn't want to invest the military effort required to clear out the Gaza Strip of the terror threat as we did in the massive operation we carried out in the West Bank and we wanted to keep life bearable within the area that was within range of attacks from the Gaza Strip.
“Thanks to Israel's ‘quiet for quiet’, there are now weapons factories in the Gaza Strip producing rockets and missiles that can reach Tel Aviv and beyond...”