The Telegraph reports that at least one member of the Hamas government has issued a call to war. Call me what you will but I would welcome a declared war as opposed to the existing war of attrition.
“A Palestinian minister called on his security forces to take up arms last night after Israeli tanks re-occupied a tract of northern Gaza, provoking the fiercest clashes since an Israeli soldier was seized 11 days ago.
Saeed Seyam, the Palestinian interior minister and a member of the governing Hamas Party, declared a state of emergency and called on his forces to fight “this cowardly Zionist aggression”. Israel has arrested a third of the Palestinian cabinet and destroyed Gaza’s only power station since the seizure of Cpl Gilad Shalit on June 25.”