I know we all want to live in alternate worlds but this is JPost's official liveblog of the Gaza bombardment. Some illuminating comments, and some curious parallels which seem to have bypassed OpEds in the JPost.
1:35 p.m. IDF update: Since midnight, Hamas has fired 44 rockets at Israel, the Iron Dome intercepted 11. The IDF has targeted 159 terror sites in the Gaza Strip.
keithsinjinfoster (signed in using yahoo)
Knowing that the NIMAs (non-Israeli muslim arabs) are going to hold a meeting on Wednesday to discuss Israel's "aggression," the IDF should target the meeting place and take all these rats out at one time.
Bruce Josloff · Top Commenter
A live cam of the fires burning over Gaza would be enthralling.
Cindy Novak Migden · Follow · Top Commenter · Director Business Development Americas for FIRST at Conduit
Gotta love the emergency meeting by Abbas to deal with the Israeli aggression. He represents everything wrong with the Arabs---two faced, lying, immoral thugs
However, the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, said his government would not be deflected by criticism from abroad, refusing to rule out a ground offensive and vowing there would be more air strikes. So far more than 100 Palestinians have been killed, mostly civilians, including at least 23 children. More than 670 have been injured.
Why the invasion now? The Israelis probably think that al-Sisi's campaign against the MB ties in with an attempt to "finish off" Hamas.
Though a daily reader of the Times and most of its columnists, I, unfortunately, find it perpetuating the view that the war between Israel and Palestine is a battle between equals, using the standard language of "both sides" implying that what is happening is a battle between approximately equal parties - equal in resources, equal in munitions, equal in world support. As informed readers clearly know, this is not a battle between equals, a battle between "law abiding" Israelis" and a lawless population of vengeful Arabs.