Disengagement, 18 August. Overview
The killing of four Palestinians by a West Bank settler on Wednesday led to an initial reaction by Palestinian militias in Gaza with 5 rockets and mortars fired towards settlements. Throughout Thursday during the day there were no further incidents, although two mortars have been fired towards Israeli targets in southern Gaza in the last half hour. Notwithstanding this last attack, it seems clear that both Palestinians and Israelis are keen to avoid any conflict on the ground as the disengagement continues.