This is simply incredible. I cannot begin to comprehend the treatment of Gaza and its citizens by Israel, and have always expected senseless violence. But this is far beyond anything that could be forseen, let alone justified. Almost one thousand casualties is impossible to weigh against the rocket attacks from Gaza, especially in a single attack. This is as bad as the invasion of Lebanon, or almost so, and equally disproportionate. In doing this, Israel must accept the responsibility for a massive escalation of the conflict.
The most shameful response is from Condoleezza Rice
"The United States strongly condemns the repeated rocket and mortar attacks against Israel and holds Hamas responsible for breaking the ceasefire and for the renewal of violence in Gaza. The ceasefire should be restored immediately. The US calls on all concerned to address the urgent humanitarian needs of the innocent people of Gaza."
I am sad, and very, very angry.
Added link: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 13839.html