Reading the Recent Diaries right now and I see nearly a dozen articles about the Israeli Defense Force's anti-terrorist operations in the Gaza Strip. While I understand this is current news, a quick read through nearly all diaries reveals a marked polarization between pro-Israel and pro-Gaza supporters.
Has this always been the case? May I ask what caused such a rift? Also, everyone I know in my town supports Israel's fight against these terrorists. Why such an outcry against them?
Any military operation inside an urban setting will result in civilian casualties. I imagine the British Army killed hundreds of Irish in their fight against the IRA and the Spanish Army killed a lot more against the Basque separatist group, ETA. So what is the issue?
Finally... can someone explain to me why these Palestinians are even fighting at all? I don't know much of the particulars in this conflict. Isn't Palestine a province of Israel?
Any information is welcome.