Was it ever?
Hamas and Islamic Jihad weaponry has grown significantly more sophisticated and more deadly. New weapons continue to enter Gaza virtually unchecked.
From the J Post
"Hamas is believed to have a fighting force number over 20,000 armed men who are split into five brigades corresponding with different sections of the Gaza Strip. Each brigade is then split into a number of battalions. In addition, Hamas also has special teams for surveillance, anti-tank missiles, mortar and rocket fire and anti-aircraft shoulder-to-air missiles."
20,000 armed men? Wanna bet they are all civilians?
The IDF General Staff has ordered the Southern Command to prepare for a possible large Gaza operation that could occur within the next few months. Preparations include finalizing operational plans and distributing them between the various units that would be deployed inside Gaza.
In 2011, 680 rockets and mortar shells were fired into Israel, including 80 long range Grad-model Katyusha rockets. Only 2 Grads in 2010 were fired into Israel from Gaza in 2010