“Gaza Summer Rain.” "While Israel is at war against Hezbollah in Lebanon, strikes in the Gaza Strip continue on a daily basis. The Israeli military operation 'Summer Rain' was launched after Palestinian militants kidnapped Cpl. Gideon Shalit on the border of Gaza with Egypt, on June 25, 2006. By making incursions into Gaza and slowing down the humanitarian relief, the Israeli army is hoping to recover its kidnapped soldier and to dismantle Palestinian forces. U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, meanwhile, has renewed calls for an end to 'disproportionate' violence in Gaza and Lebanon."