At this writing we have seen a brutal 51 day Israeli blitzkrieg-like siege of the Gaza Strip temporarily ended with a cease-fire. The toll in death and misery has been extensive for the people residing in such a small heavily populated area. As it stands 2,231 Gazans have been killed by bombs, bullets, and airstrikes, thousands more have been wounded, often critically. Most of the casulities have been innocent men, women, and children, along with perhaps 600 Hamas fighters.
The invasion of Gaza is a tragedy of unequal preportions: Israel lost 68 soldiers, three civilians, and one foreign worker, and so far claimed no significant property loss. Whereas Gaza has been devastated and punished to an extreme by the destruction of 10,000 private residences, and somewhat over 30,000 severely damaged or destoyed other structures to include 1,440 schools, hospitals, clinics and other public facilities necessary for the wellbeing of…
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