War or not, daily life must go on. Ramadan or not, mouths must be fed. Destroyed home or not, families must eat, sleep, bathe, survive. Israeli atrocities or not, children must be cared for, the sick tended to, the dead buried.
But how, when the air above sends a hail of missiles every five minutes, the sea and land around you explode with mortar fire and worse? When a trip to the corner shop becomes a death-defying exercise in what you need more – a pound of rice or a pound of flesh? (more…)
Israel National News reports: “The IDF has begun a wide scale operation, which has been named “Amud Anan,” or “Cloud Column,” a phrase that refers to the column that led the Israelites in Sinai during the Exodus from Egypt.”
Y-net calls it Operation Cloud Pillar
Haaretz calls it Pillar of Cloud.
Whatever they call it, I call it an unprovoked MASSACRE OF INNOCENT PEOPLE and I demand international intervention to stop the criminal Israeli state IMMEDIATELY.
Internationals in Gaza have been advised that the Erez Crossing, closed because of cross-border fighting, will be open for two hours, from 12 midday until 2pm, and exit will be by co-ordinated convoy only.
This is the procedure that immediately precedes major Israeli military offensives, such as that before Operation Cast Lead, and the August offensive of 2011.
The international community MUST ACT IMMEDIATELY to stop another slaughter.