This marks installment number 5.5 about the conflict in Gaza.
Here are links to the previous editions:
Gaza Round Up Part One
Gaza Round Up Part Two
Gaza Round Up Part Three
Gaza Round Up 3.5
Gaza Round Up Part 4
Gaza Update 4.5
Gaza Update 5
CNN reports the successful removal of one of the leaders of Hamas. Kol Hakavod to the IDF. Be sure to read EOZ’s post Hamas spiritual leader forced his kids to die with him.
From The New York Times Israel Pursues Diplomacy but Presses Attacks and Striking Deep Into Israel, Hamas Employs an Upgraded Rocket Arsenal.
The Washington Post published Israel’s Attacks On Gaza Deepen Palestinian Rift.
Jeff Jacoby opines that concessions such as land for peace are meaningless in his column Has Israel Learned its Lesson?
Al Jazeera offers a video about the tunnels between Gaza and Egypt. Is anyone really naive enough to believe that they aren’t pulling weapons through also.
Even if they are this NY Times story offers the following comment, “Muhammad al-Zarb said that the Israelis somehow seemed to know which tunnels were commercial and which were run by Hamas, and that they seemed to be selective in their bombing. â€œIf someone has a tunnel for Chipsy, it seems O.K.,â€ he said. â€œWhen a Hamas guy has a tunnel for weapons, they bomb it.â€
The war isn’t just being fought in Gaza but also online. P.C. World reports that there have been many cyber attacks. More comments and criticism can be found at Computerworld.
Planck’s Constant discussed Israel and Disproportionate Response.
Sigmund, Carl and Alfred cover this in The Doctrine of â€˜Proportionate Responseâ€™
â€œThere is no such thing as a â€˜disproportionate responseâ€™ to calls for genocide.â€
Don’t forget to read The Incredible Arrogance Of The Beast.
Jihad Watch offers Israeli strike kills Hamas top dog; AP says this “escalates campaign.”
Linda points to a poll from Al Jazeera. Want to guess what it is about.
Treppenwitz wants to know why Foreign Press are allowed into Gaza.
From WestbankMama â€œMistadrimâ€ – The Israeli Method of Making Do.
Yid with Lid says Israel’s Window is Closing IT MUST ACT NOW !!!
In regard to whether there is a humanitarian crisis or not take a look at Gaza aid update: The despicable UNRWA.
Don’t forget to read Looks Like Gaza Has Both Guns AND Butter.
At Ezzie’s blog Make Noise! – A Heroine’s Cry.
There is a blog for Negev refugees. If you want to know more please click here.
The Grouchy Old Bear let a guest poster put up What Did You Do AFTER The War Daddy?
Ok folks, this completes update 5.5. Stay tuned for update 6.