Time for Operation Cast Lead Part 2?

For days now, rockets and mortar bombs from the Gaza Strip have been raining down on towns and villages in the south of Israel – not just on the area adjacent to the Israel-Gaza border but as far away as Beersheba. On Thursday, the Hamas terrorists fired on a school bus, wounding several children. One of them, a sixteen-year old boy, is still on the critical list, fighting for his life. Hamas is now claiming they didn’t know it was a school bus. They are liars. School buses in Israel are bright yellow and instantly recognisable.

The so-called “ceasefire” which followed Operation Cast Lead was never observed by Hamas and the current escalation over the past few weeks is reminiscent of the situation at the end of 2008, which precipitated that campaign.  We called a halt to Cast Lead without destroying the military capabilities of Hamas, who have since been tirelessly smuggling, not food and other basic supplies, but weapons, into Gaza. That was a mistake. Perhaps it’s time to go back and finish the job.


About Shimona from the Palace

Born in London, the UK, I came on Aliyah in my teens and now live in Jerusalem, where I practice law. I am a firm believer in the words of Albert Schweitzer: "There are two means of refuge from the sorrows of this world - Music and Cats." To that, you can add Literature. To curl up on the sofa with a good book, a cat at one's feet and another one on one's lap, with a classical symphony or concerto in the background - what more can a person ask for?
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One Response to Time for Operation Cast Lead Part 2?

  1. Pati says:

    tu as sans doute raison Shimona… simplement il risque d’y avoir encore des pertes en hommes.. il risque d’y avoir encore des familles endeuillées..
    si seulement l’Europe cessait de rendre Israel responsable.. si l’Onu. cessait de nous ennuyer !!!
    il faudrait qu’enfin tout le monde comprenne que ce sont les palestiniens qui veulent la guerre.. qu’ils ne sont pas les persécutés, mais ceux qui persécutent !!!
    shavoua tov, Shimona..

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