It is sometimes hard to believe in early resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
An Israeli mattress factory in Sderot has been closed, and the operations moved elsewhere. The boss blames the closure on rocket attacks from Gaza. [Source: Jerusalem Post, Jan 18th 2008] Meanwhile, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are experiencing a severe shortage of mattresses, and are crossing into Egypt to look for them. [Source: BBC, February 2nd 2008]
Why are mattresses important? Because they enable marriage and childbirth. Therefore deliberate attacks on an enemy's mattress supply can be regarded as a tactic to limit its population growth. Surely that would only make sense to people who thought the conflict would last for decades yet. Is that what is happening here?