[Gaza is one of the most densely populated areas in the world.  Rockets and other weapons of war targeted at it inevitably kill innocent civilians imprisoned in this hell hole.  Sanity calls for direct truce talks between Israel and Hamas moderated by the outside powers that have been tolerating the slaughter there.  The cost to Gazans is life and limb.  The cost to Israel is loss of respect for it — a marauding nation killing and tormenting a captive people.

Unhappily our presidential campaigners are terrified at offending the Israeli lobby.  Ironically a majority of American Jews and Muslims and and those living in Israel/Palestine would welcome intervention to halt the horrors that are unfolding there.  If no one has the courage to intervene in this murderous mayhem, the end of the road can only be massive disruption in the Middle East — and most likely some where down the line the violent destruction of Israel, itself –` a 21st Century Holocaust!!!

Ed Kent]

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Israel Takes Gaza Fight to Next Level in a Day of Strikes
By STEVEN ERLANGER and TAGHREED EL-KHODARY
Israeli forces killed at least 54 people in northern Gaza
in the deadliest day of fighting in more than a year.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/02/world/middleeast/02mideast.html?th&emc=th


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