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Monday, December 29, 2008
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Gaza death toll tops 300 as Israel vows to fight to bitter end
• Warplanes target Hamas interior ministry and university
• Hospitals at breaking point, as Egypt ferries injured across border
Israel stepped up its bombing campaign in Gaza today, hitting an interior ministry building, a major university and a house next to the home of the former Hamas prime minister, Ismail Haniyeh.The current hardliners on both sides have no interest in peace
Witnesses in Gaza City reported six separate air strikes overnight at the Islamic University, the leading university in the Gaza Strip which has links to the Islamist movement Hamas. Israeli jets hit a guest house used by the Hamas government. All Hamas leaders, including Haniyeh, have left their homes and gone into hiding.
The Israeli military said it struck dozens more targets including buildings used for storing and manufacturing weapons, and that naval vessels had also bombarded targets from the sea.
Israel could probably stop the rockets being supplied to Hamas but they don't, as this gives them an excuse to attack the Gaza Strip and for Hamas they can act the tough guy and shore up their power
its MAD - Mutually Assured Destruction, and those that really suffer are ordinary Palestinians and Israelis
Plus if Hamas did not have any rockets and Israel did not respond to said rockets they might gosh actually have to talk, but as we know, its easier to wage war than talk peace
If both sides talk they will have to compromise, talking means giving something up, which the fanatics on both sides just don't like.
From the blogosphere
The myth of Hamas rejectionism , The Qassam rockets myths
Israel: how to lose friends and alienate people
Shock, Awe and Lies: The Truth Behind the Israeli Attack on Gaza
Shot by both sides