Readers write about Israel's reaction to rocket attacks from Gaza.
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Both sides are maneuvering for another ceasefire, and Israeli troops are not likely to invade the Gaza strip, say analysts.
An estimated 1.3 million people visited the West Bank this year, boosting the troubled economy.
But Israel also reopens border to allow humanitarian supplies into Palestinian territory.
Israelis and Palestinians both face heated political contests that are adding to the volatility between Israel and Hamas after a six-month cease-fire broke down last week.
A six-month truce with Hamas ends Friday. Violence between Israel and Gaza militants has flared in recent days.