Israel halts airstrikes for 48 hours - finally a real military reaction It is about time that the IDF pulled back off of the civilians. A real military would have thought of that from the beginning. In a couple of weeks, they have racked up a really bad civilian body count. Killing civilians does not work. It always gives the temporary perception of conquest, but the long term resistance level of the opposing armed forces goes way up - shown in studies of WW2. That is one of the reasons that the USA has focused on reduction of 'collateral damage'. Let us keep their leadership in prayer. If they want peace, then they will need to lower the amount of civilian casualties.