The War In Gaza Update #8.5
Let’s go see what sort of news and analysis is floating around the Net today.
The AP reports Israeli forces bisect Gaza, surround biggest city.
Time Magazine Israel Enters Gaza: Negotiating With Extreme Prejudice.
From The Washington Post we have Israeli Forces Push Farther Into the Gaza Strip.
Also from WAPO Invasion Offers Benefits but Also Risks to Both Sides.
The Inquirer.net reports that Indonesian Islamists want to send troops to support Hamas.
Just stellar reporting from CNN. Got to love a headline like this: Palestinian medical sources: 485 now killed in Gaza. That sort of headline feeds the wolves and useful idiots who prattle on about disproportionate response and massacre. It is misleading and unbalanced. Sigh.
The LA Times has an op-ed piece from Michael Oren and Yossi Klein Halevi:
In Gaza, the real enemy is Iran. I want to highlight one section of that essay:
Though civilians have, tragically, been hurt, about three-quarters of the 400 Palestinians killed so far have been gunmen — an impressive achievement given that Hamas fires rockets from apartments, mosques and schools and uses hospitals as hide-outs.
Israel has recently allowed nearly 200 truckloads of food and medicine to enter Gaza, even under shellfire. It is in Israel’s urgent interest to minimize civilian suffering and forestall international criticism. For that same reason, Hamas welcomes the suffering of Palestinian civilians. According to a BBC report on Dec. 30, dozens of ambulances were dispatched by Egypt to its border with Gaza, only to remain empty because, according to Egyptian authorities, Hamas wasn’t allowing wounded Palestinians to leave.
Reuters reports that Gaza statement a misunderstanding -Czech minister.
The WSJ Iran’s President Has Much at Stake in Gaza Outcome. Maybe we’ll get lucky and he’ll go visit Gaza now.
And now on to the blogs:
The Rebbitzin’s Husband explains Four lies about Israel and Gaza.
The Other McCain Israeli air strikes kill cute kittens and Hamas terrorist leaders and Greenwald vs. Goldfarb. Greenwald just goes overboard…again.
Omri is on top of things, as usual. Go read:
From Doug Ross @ Journal you need to read and look at the pictures in Maps can really point to places… where life is evil now.
Judeopundit What’s the truth about those rockets, anyway?.
Josh Miller has some good points in That â€˜Ole Thought Experiment Again.
Firedoglake is still foaming at the mouth with their post Violence is the Tool of the Incompetent. Do they intentionally bury their heads in the sand.
At Seraphic Secret you need to read Terrorist Rhetoric: Fact vs. Fiction or What I Learned in Hollywood.
Take a look at RBO’s RBO News & Views â€” The Rockets Bright Glare Edition.
Crittenden has another good round up right here.
From Daled Amos France Does A Variation On ‘Fiddler On The Roof’ and Pro-Hamasnik Helpfully Posts Video Of Hamas Blowing Up Their Own. Note, read the second post. There is far more too it than the headline suggests.
One more post from D.A. regarding the population density of Gaza.
Westbankmama shares a tale that isn’t quite Dickens in A Tale of Two Hospitals.
Here are ruminations worth reading “Jews Drink Children’s Blood”
What can you do in 15 seconds? It is a thought provoking post.
Jill has a round up of links about Mayor Bloomberg’s visit to Israel.
This concludes the current round up. We’ll be back a bit later with more updates.