At the time of Israel's unilateral declaration of a ceasefire, I felt that such a move was premature given that no credible mechanisms were in place to stop the flow of arms into the Gaza Strip. Already, there is evidence that Hamas has renewed its smuggling activities.
From a January 21, 2009 Associated Press article published in the Detroit Free Press:
Smuggling from Egypt into Gaza resurfaces | Freep.com | Detroit Free PressAP Television News footage shows Palestinian smugglers today filling a fuel truck with gas that came through a cross-border tunnel from Egypt. The footage also shows workers busy clearing blocked tunnels and bulldozers carrying out other repairs.
One of the stated goals of the Israeli offensive was to stop the smuggling through the hundreds of tunnels under the border. The goods coming through have included a steady flow of medium-range rockets and other weapons.