Saturday, 1 December 2007

The Great Siege of Gaza - Part 2

Well, expect an attack in full force on Gaza anytime now.

The Annapolis sham is over, and the invitations are in the trash can.

The Israeli daily newspaper Maariv reported that the chances of a major Israeli incursion into the Gaza Strip have increased now the Annapolis conference is over.

An Israeli military spokesman said that "the Israeli response will come swiftly" if any projectiles are fired across the border. All troops are trained and ready for an invasion, according to the Israeli army. Israeli forces have killed ten Palestinians in Gaza over the last week, by air strikes and missiles fired from ships stationed offshore. An outright invasion of Gaza, one of the most crowded places on earth, would likely result in much higher casualties.

Meanwhile, Palestinian forces are striking back, forcing huge losses on Israelis:

Qassam strike kills 7 cows on kibbutz near Gaza
...milk production was expected to fall over the coming days.

To put that in context, read The Great Siege of Gaza - Part 1


"the Dude" said...

Hey Richard, the basques are called Eta, isn't that the same as the various primitive mountain folk in coastal Asia?

Why don't the separatist basques, druze, kurds, other various mountain folk unite into a commonwealth of hill tribe nations?

basque eta link

Richard said...

The Basque Eta is an acronym for: Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (Basque for "Basque Homeland and Freedom").

It's a shame that the BBC has got so sloppy that they write Eta and perhaps suggest to you a connection with the Aeta people of the Philippines.

The difference in degree between the Israeli piecemeal ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians is vastly different in degree than the Spanish treatment of Basques.

Although not always so. Picasso, a Catalonian (also in favour of their own independent homeland in Spain) painted his famous painting 'Guernica'
in remembrance of a devastating air-raid on that city by 24 Nazi German bombers.

From 1939 until 1981, Guernica was a star attraction at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

I just wonder if a Palestinian equivalent would ever even be shown in New York.