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

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