SDEROT, ISRAEL - JANUARY 04, 2009: Israelis gather outside a neighbour's house shortly after it was damaged by a Qassam rocket fired by Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip on January 4, 2009 in the southern town of Sderot, Israel. One Israeli soldier has been reported killed and dozens wounded after Israel launched a wide-scale ground assault against the Gaza Strip in an effort to put an end to Hamas rocket attacks against the Jewish State. Photo by Julie Platner

SDEROT, ISRAEL - JANUARY 04, 2009: Israelis gather outside a neighbour's house shortly after it was damaged by a Qassam rocket fired by Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip on January 4, 2009 in the southern town of Sderot, Israel. One Israeli soldier has been reported killed and dozens wounded after Israel launched a wide-scale ground assault against the Gaza Strip in an effort to put an end to Hamas rocket attacks against the Jewish State. Photo by Julie Platner

 BEER SHEVA, ISRAEL - JAN 06, 2009:  An Israeli woman surveys the damage to her house after a grad rocket landed in the southern city of Ashkelon  January 6, 2009. Israel is intensifying its wide-scale ground assault against the Gaza Strip in an effort to put an end to Hamas rocket attacks against the Jewish State. Photo by Julie Platner

BEER SHEVA, ISRAEL - JAN 06, 2009: An Israeli woman surveys the damage to her house after a grad rocket landed in the southern city of Ashkelon January 6, 2009. Israel is intensifying its wide-scale ground assault against the Gaza Strip in an effort to put an end to Hamas rocket attacks against the Jewish State. Photo by Julie Platner

 SDEROT, ISRAEL - JAN, 6 2009: An Israeli Policeman removes a Qassam rocket, fired minutes earlier by Hamas militants from the Gaza Strip from in the middle of the road on January 6, 2009 near the southern Israeli town of Sderot. Four Israeli soldiers were killed and some twenty wounded in two different friendly-fire incidents in the Gaza Strip over night. Photo by Julie Platner

SDEROT, ISRAEL - JAN, 6 2009: An Israeli Policeman removes a Qassam rocket, fired minutes earlier by Hamas militants from the Gaza Strip from in the middle of the road on January 6, 2009 near the southern Israeli town of Sderot. Four Israeli soldiers were killed and some twenty wounded in two different friendly-fire incidents in the Gaza Strip over night. Photo by Julie Platner

 BE'ER SHEVA, ISRAEL - JAN 07, 2009: Israeli mobile artillery  seconds after fireing a shell towards the Gaza Strip on January 7, 2009 as seen from the Israel-Gaza border. Two Palestinians were killed today in an Israeli strike as the army resumed bombings in Gaza City after a three-hour lull, witnesses said. Some 700 Palestinians have been killed since Israel started its military offensive on the Gaza Strip. Photo by Julie Platner

BE'ER SHEVA, ISRAEL - JAN 07, 2009: Israeli mobile artillery seconds after fireing a shell towards the Gaza Strip on January 7, 2009 as seen from the Israel-Gaza border. Two Palestinians were killed today in an Israeli strike as the army resumed bombings in Gaza City after a three-hour lull, witnesses said. Some 700 Palestinians have been killed since Israel started its military offensive on the Gaza Strip. Photo by Julie Platner

 ISRAEL GAZA BORDER - JAN 2, 2009:  Smoke rises over Gaza after an Israeli air strike on January 02, 2009 near the Gaza Border, Israel. Israel continues to reinforce its troops amid talks of an internationally-brokered ceasefire. Photo by Julie Platner

ISRAEL GAZA BORDER - JAN 2, 2009: Smoke rises over Gaza after an Israeli air strike on January 02, 2009 near the Gaza Border, Israel. Israel continues to reinforce its troops amid talks of an internationally-brokered ceasefire. Photo by Julie Platner

 ISRAEL GAZA BORDER - JAN 2, 2009:  Israel soldiers and convoy of armored personnel carriers (APCs) wait around as troops prepare for a possible ground invasion into the Gaza Strip on January 02, 2009 near the Gaza border, Israel. Israel continues to reinforce its troops amid talks of an internationally-brokered ceasefire. Photo by Julie Platner

ISRAEL GAZA BORDER - JAN 2, 2009: Israel soldiers and convoy of armored personnel carriers (APCs) wait around as troops prepare for a possible ground invasion into the Gaza Strip on January 02, 2009 near the Gaza border, Israel. Israel continues to reinforce its troops amid talks of an internationally-brokered ceasefire. Photo by Julie Platner

 ISRAEL GAZA BORDER: JAN 2, 2009 -  Israel soldiers stand on top of armoured personnel carriers (APCs) as troops prepare for a possible ground invasion into the Gaza Strip on January 02, 2009 near the Gaza border, Israel. Israel continues to reinforce its troops amid talks of an internationally-brokered ceasefire. Photo by Julie Platner

ISRAEL GAZA BORDER: JAN 2, 2009 - Israel soldiers stand on top of armoured personnel carriers (APCs) as troops prepare for a possible ground invasion into the Gaza Strip on January 02, 2009 near the Gaza border, Israel. Israel continues to reinforce its troops amid talks of an internationally-brokered ceasefire. Photo by Julie Platner

 ISRAEL GAZA BORDER - JAN 4, 2009: Israeli infantry soldiers enter Gaza on January 04, 2009 on the border between Gaza and Israel. Israeli forces are battling Hamas fighters as they attempt to take the rocket launch areas used by Hamas since Israeli troops entered Gaza after nightfall on Saturday. It is expected that this will be the first wave of assault, with some 10,000 Israeli troops and hundreds of tanks massed on the Gaza border. Tens of thousands of military reservists are also beong called up by the Israeli government. Photo by Julie Platner

ISRAEL GAZA BORDER - JAN 4, 2009: Israeli infantry soldiers enter Gaza on January 04, 2009 on the border between Gaza and Israel. Israeli forces are battling Hamas fighters as they attempt to take the rocket launch areas used by Hamas since Israeli troops entered Gaza after nightfall on Saturday. It is expected that this will be the first wave of assault, with some 10,000 Israeli troops and hundreds of tanks massed on the Gaza border. Tens of thousands of military reservists are also beong called up by the Israeli government. Photo by Julie Platner

 SDEROT, ISRAEL - JANUARY 04:  Israeli woman holds her head in distress after a house in her neighborhood was hit by a Palestinian rocket on January 01, 2009 in Sderot, Israel. Israel and its Islamist Hamas foe both spurned ceasefire calls in a conflict that has killed around 400 Palestinians, 4 Israelis and injured around 1,600, Photo by Julie Platner

SDEROT, ISRAEL - JANUARY 04: Israeli woman holds her head in distress after a house in her neighborhood was hit by a Palestinian rocket on January 01, 2009 in Sderot, Israel. Israel and its Islamist Hamas foe both spurned ceasefire calls in a conflict that has killed around 400 Palestinians, 4 Israelis and injured around 1,600, Photo by Julie Platner

 BE'ER SHEVA, ISRAEL - JANUARY 05: An Israeli soldier is rushed to the emergency room as he was evacuated after being injured during fighting in the Gaza Strip at the Sororka hospital January 05, 2009 in Be'er Sheva, Israel. Israel is intensifying its wide-scale ground assault against the Gaza Strip in an effort to put an end to Hamas rocket attacks against the Jewish State. Photo by Julie Platner

BE'ER SHEVA, ISRAEL - JANUARY 05: An Israeli soldier is rushed to the emergency room as he was evacuated after being injured during fighting in the Gaza Strip at the Sororka hospital January 05, 2009 in Be'er Sheva, Israel. Israel is intensifying its wide-scale ground assault against the Gaza Strip in an effort to put an end to Hamas rocket attacks against the Jewish State. Photo by Julie Platner

 SDEROT, ISRAEL - JANUARY 04:  Israeli citizens examine a house that was hit by a Palestinian rocket on January 01, 2009.in Sderot, Israel. Israel and its Islamist Hamas foe both spurned ceasefire calls in a conflict that has killed around 400 Palestinians, 4 Israelis and injured around 1,600, Photo by Julie Platner

SDEROT, ISRAEL - JANUARY 04: Israeli citizens examine a house that was hit by a Palestinian rocket on January 01, 2009.in Sderot, Israel. Israel and its Islamist Hamas foe both spurned ceasefire calls in a conflict that has killed around 400 Palestinians, 4 Israelis and injured around 1,600, Photo by Julie Platner

 BE'ER SHEVA, ISRAEL - JAN 07, 2009: Israeli soldiers mourn during the funeral of their comrade Staff Sgt. Alex Mashavisky in the military cemetery of the southern Israeli town of Be'er Sheva, Wednesday Jan. 7, 2009. Mashavisky was killed Jan. 6, during the Israeli Army operations in the Gaza Strip. Six Israeli soldiers and more than 670 Palestinians have been killed so far in the operation, according to Palestinian and U.N. figures. Photo by Julie Platner

BE'ER SHEVA, ISRAEL - JAN 07, 2009: Israeli soldiers mourn during the funeral of their comrade Staff Sgt. Alex Mashavisky in the military cemetery of the southern Israeli town of Be'er Sheva, Wednesday Jan. 7, 2009. Mashavisky was killed Jan. 6, during the Israeli Army operations in the Gaza Strip. Six Israeli soldiers and more than 670 Palestinians have been killed so far in the operation, according to Palestinian and U.N. figures. Photo by Julie Platner

 SDEROT, ISRAEL - JAN 7, 2009: Man inspects the ground where a Quassam Rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit inside a bus depot in the southern town of Sderot on Jan 5, 2009. Between 30 - 60 Missiles are fired into Israel each day during this conflict. Photo by Julie Platner

SDEROT, ISRAEL - JAN 7, 2009: Man inspects the ground where a Quassam Rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit inside a bus depot in the southern town of Sderot on Jan 5, 2009. Between 30 - 60 Missiles are fired into Israel each day during this conflict. Photo by Julie Platner

 BE'ER SHEVA, ISRAEL - JAN 07, 2009: Israeli soldier mourns during the funeral/ burial service of his comrade Staff Sgt. Alex Mashavisky in the military cemetery of the southern Israeli town of Be'er Sheva, Wednesday Jan. 7, 2009. Mashavisky was killed Jan. 6, during the Israeli Army operations in the Gaza Strip. Six Israeli soldiers and more than 670 Palestinians have been killed so far in the operation, according to Palestinian and U.N. figures. Photo by Julie Platner

BE'ER SHEVA, ISRAEL - JAN 07, 2009: Israeli soldier mourns during the funeral/ burial service of his comrade Staff Sgt. Alex Mashavisky in the military cemetery of the southern Israeli town of Be'er Sheva, Wednesday Jan. 7, 2009. Mashavisky was killed Jan. 6, during the Israeli Army operations in the Gaza Strip. Six Israeli soldiers and more than 670 Palestinians have been killed so far in the operation, according to Palestinian and U.N. figures. Photo by Julie Platner