Food and other Humanitarian Aid has been destroyed. Refugees fleeing to safety. The time has passed for this to have been stopped. Even the buildings housing the Press are getting hit. I truly believe that Israel is trying to do as much damage as possible before the new Administration takes office. Being an Ally of Israel does not mean this type of destruction should be tolerated.
Enough is enough. Israel has shown the world that it can, and will, do anything it wants to the Palestinian people without much resistance from those poor people. We get it already, Israel. You are bigger and stronger than the Palestinian people and you are capable of destroying them at will. We don't need to see anymore.
Enough is enough. Hamas has shown the world that it is willing to sacrifice the people of Palestine and remain faithful to it's goal of ridding the ME of Israel. We get it already, Hamas. You don't care how many Palestinians die in your pursuit of what you believe is right. We don't need to see anymore.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel shelled the United Nations headquarters in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, engulfing the compound and the main warehouse in fire and destroying thousands of pounds of food and humanitarian supplies intended for Palestinian refugees.
The U.N. chief, in Israel for the day, demanded a "full explanation."
A senior Israeli military officer said Israeli troops shelled after coming under fire from Palestinian militants inside the compound _ an account dismissed by a U.N. official there at the time as "nonsense."
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who is in the region to end the devastating offensive against Gaza's Hamas rulers, said the Israeli defense minister told him there had been a "grave mistake."
Even as a top Israeli envoy went to Egypt to discuss a cease-fire proposal, the military pushed farther into Gaza in an apparent effort to step up pressure on Hamas. Ground forces thrust deep into a crowded neighborhood for the first time, sending terrified residents fleeing for cover. Shells also struck a hospital, five high-rise apartment buildings and a building housing media outlets in Gaza City, injuring several journalists.
Bullets also entered another building housing The Associated Press offices, entering a room where two staffers were working but wounding no one. The Foreign Press Association, representing journalists covering Israel and the Palestinian territories, demanded a halt to attacks on press buildings.
This war needs to be stopped, and stopped now. Too many innocents are being injured and killed and NEITHER side is getting anywhere. The terror being inflicted from both sides is nauseating. As much shit as Hamas talks, it is no threat to the existence of Israel. Israel isn't going anywhere. The Palestinian people, on the other hand, are dropping like flies. Is there no one else that can help put an end to this madness other than the US? It's obvious that nothing will be done or said by the US until at least after Jan. 20th.
Now is not the time to argue over who is right or who is wrong. Now is the time to stop this madness!
From Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert:
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who met with Ban later Thursday, said the military fired artillery shells at the U.N. compound after Hamas militants opened fire from the location. Three people were wounded.
"It is absolutely true that we were attacked from that place, but the consequences are very sad and we apologize for it," he said. "I don't think it should have happened and I'm very sorry."
Sorry isn't good enough....