Hamas’ tried and true tactic worked again — it put children in the line of fire and Israel, rather than moving forward to protect her own children, is caving:
Israel has shown the first signs of bowing to the international outcry over its 11-day onslaught of Gaza after some 40 Palestinians sheltering in a United Nations school were killed.
Many children were among the dead in what Gordon Brown called the ‘darkest moment yet’ in the Gaza crisis.
The horrific attack prompted renewed attempts to broker a ceasefire with Britain and France backing a new initiative by Egypt to bring about an immediate halt in hostilities.
Last night came the first sign that Israel was listening to the growing international anger over its offensive as prime minister Ehud Olmert agreed to set up a “humanitarian corridor” to allow in aid to the devastated Palestinian territory.
Under the plan, Israel would suspend attacks in specified areas of Gaza to allow the people to get supplies of food, medicine and fuel. The goal was to ‘prevent a humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip’.
Israel has clearly lost the stomach to survive.
I remember back in 1982, when Israel invaded Lebanon, an Israeli soldier said (rightly) that sometimes you have to cut out healthy flesh to remove a cancer, but it’s still better than leaving the cancer there and letting the patient die. Israel is dying and, if we’re all correct that this is a proxy war with Iran, we’re going down too. I’m just sickened.