Hamas is a terrorist organization. Let’s make that clear from the start. Gaza is the home to Palestinian refugees who have been all but cut off from the rest of the world. Life is misery for the population of Gaza, who want nothing to do with their Hamas overlords.
Israel refuses to accept a two-state solution, believing it has the God-given right to take back the Gaza strip, where those innocent refugees have lived and died under oppression for generations. Hamas, who does NOT speak for the refugee population, refuses to recognize Israel as a country.
The conflict in the Middle East is all Israel’s fault. The conflict in the Middle East is all Gaza’s fault. The conflict in the Middle East is all Obama’s fault.
There’s more than enough blame to go around. There are no good guys in this conflict. And as long as the politicians refuse to act like grown-ups, the innocent will continue to suffer and die:
Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – The Islamist Hamas movement fired more rockets at Israel Sunday, despite claims it had accepted a UN request for a 24-hour extension of a humanitarian truce in war-torn Gaza.
Hamas’s belated acceptance of diplomatic calls for a temporary ceasefire was announced several hours after Israel resumed a devastating military assault on the Palestinian enclave after a pause of more than 24 hours.
Although Hamas said its militants would halt their fire from 1100 GMT in response to a request from the United Nations, there was no response from Israel.
And rocket fire continued, with 22 striking the Jewish state after the reported truce went into effect, an army spokeswoman told AFP, adding that another five were intercepted.
“They are violating their own ceasefire,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the CNN news network.