Again we’ll start with the MSM:
There have been multiple stories of internecine fighting among the Palestinians. JPost reports Hamas moves on Fatah ‘collaborators’.
JPost also reports that 30 troops have been injured and that tens of thousands combat reservists are being called up.
Also at JPost Analysis: Hamas could not be deterred.
In Haaretz Sayed Kashua writes Hit them where it hurts.
Also from Haaretz ANALYSIS / Israel’s aim in Gaza is to break Hamas resistance.
Newsweek has an op-ep Piece that says Obama Must Get Tough With Israel.
Daily Mail reports the ghoulish story of the parade with dead children.
Victor Davis Hanson writes about Creepy Times and I have to agree with him. Check out this excerpt and then read the rest:
“There is something especially nauseating about the latest Middle East war â€” scenes of worldwide Islamic protests with photos of Jews as apes, protesters (in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida of all places!) screaming about nuking Israel and putting Jews in ovens, parades of children dressed up with suicide vests and fake rockets, near constant anti-Semitic vicious sloganeering,”
Michael Totten discusses who is following the law and who is not in Gaza and the Law of Armed Conflict.
Benny Morris says Israel has no choice but to be tough on Hamas – and Iran.
Go Read Clashing Civilizations by Mark Steyn
Another Front provides another look at the war in cyberspace.
The IDF blog has some posts that are worth looking at. Some of the material here has been taken from there. Including this video of troops preparing to enter Gaza
Go to Mere Rhetoric and read Overview And Map Of Israeli Ground Operation. Two more to read while you are there:
Of Course: Iranian And Lebanese Journalists Leaking IDF Military Maneuvers (Plus: Calls Growing To Ban Al Jazeera) and CNN: Israel Is Overreacting Because The Palestinians Are Too Incompetent To Murder Israelis Consistently
Take a look at Yourish and read One more Gaza update for the evening.
Joshuapundit has a blog post that irks me called Hamas Forcing Civilians To Stand On Roofs.
Why does it irk me? Well because there are so very many examples of barbaric behavior by Hamas yet so many useful idiots choose to chastise Israel for disproportionate force, a term they don’t really seem to understand.
That leads to a few posts from Daled Amos:
Seraphic Secret shared a post called the IDF Enters Gaza and included a few pictures to boost morale.
My Shrapnel writes More on Gaza.
From This Ain’t Hell there is the IDFâ€™s announcement of ground operations in Gaza [Jonn].
Lady Light says The World Hates Jews. Don’t know if I agree with her, or maybe I do. But it could be worse because if you’re African your blood is meaningless to the world. Africa burns and no one cares. Really it is a pathetic commentary about the way things are, but that is a separate post.
Comments from Left Field has post in which he says that both sides are wrong. Go read The Gaza Ground Operations Begin. I think he touches on a few good points, but there are some big holes.
The Agonist argues that Israel is moving for Regime Change. But they lose me when they talk about the moderate wing of Hamas. Did they not read the Hamas charter that calls for the destruction of Israel. Is there some subset of Hamas that has a moderate version of a charter. A charter that doesn’t call for the complete destruction, just a small part.
Maybe Zombietime knows about the moderates, “Iâ€™m a little spooked”: Palestinian protests bring Gaza fighting to San Francisco. Nah, I didn’t think so.
WestBankMama advises Donâ€™t Believe Everything You Read. Smart idea, hopefully people will listen.
I encourage you to go watch Save the Gazans (new EoZ video).
Soccer Dad got a nice mention here.
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I am beat so I am going to end this early. But I’ll be back with another update tomorrow.