For those of you out there that feel Israel is 'justified' in bombing Gaza because of Hamas' ongoing homemade rocket attacks since the truce fell apart, please read the two articles currently at Common Dreams.org and pay attention to not only the disproportionate numbers of dead and injured between the Palestinians and the Israelis, but mark closely the very sneaky and quiet way Israel has been punishing the Gaza Strip for well...decades now.
Published on Monday, December 29, 2008 by The Independent/UK
Leaders Lie, Civilians Die, and Lessons of History are Ignored
by Robert Fisk
Published on Monday, December 29, 2008 by The Guardian/UK
Gaza: Where Civilians Become Targets
by Andrea Becker
UPDATE: I was going to post this article:
Israel turns back aid workers en route to Gaza
... Activists aboard the boat were members of a group called the Free Gaza Movement
and were carrying about three tonnes of medical aid to the region, a passenger ...
that had appeared, however briefly on CBC.ca, but the link has now been replaced with a more 'balanced' and well hidden report of what happened to a boat load of 3 tonnes of medical aid trying to reach Gaza today.I must agree, preventing medical aid from reaching 1.5 million trapped and besieged Palestinians is certainly protecting the Israeli people.