Ugh. It’s been going on my entire life, and it still disgusts me, makes me angry, makes me, as a Jew, ashamed. The news stories get me crazy, yet I won’t turn them off–somehow I feel it’s my duty to know it’s happening as long as it is happening. Oddly enough, I don’t feel the same compulsion about Iraq or other wars. Maybe it’s the Jewish thing.
As of today the dead count goes something like this: Palestinians-800; Israelis-13. How is this possible? When the Israelis see those numbers, why don’t they come to the conclusion it’s enough already? Surely very few of those 800 dead are members of Hamas. How many are children? I could scream.
As angry as I am with Israel, I have to wonder why Hamas incited them in the first place. Don’t they know by now that Israel always retaliates with a hundred times more force to any provocation? What did Hamas hope to accomplish? What on earth did they expect?
Hamas has said that the way Israel is decimating Gaza and murdering civilians now makes it impossible for them to negotiate. What can possibly end the madness this time around?