Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Killing Continues In Gaza

Despite international calls for a cease-fire peace agreement, Israel continues to occupy Gaza in a military action that began one week ago. According to AP reports, the Israeli military is destroying tunnels used by Hamas and plans to continue its planned objective. However reportedly 390 Palestinians have died since the attacks started, included another 1,600 that have been injured. 60 of those killed were civilians, many small children and elderly adults. Only some humanitarian aid is being allowed in by Israeli security forces.

While the governments of France and Great Britain have called on Israel to end the assault, the United States refused to recognize the indiscriminate nature of certain attacks and continues to pledge support for Israeli military actions. Protests continued around the world yesterday, with many gathering in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and New York City.

The news media establishment in America has largely overlooked the killing in Gaza, and instead of investigating the events, they have merely painted superficial narratives of the threat of international terrorism. But, they have failed to ask where the real terror originates.

Latest information on the those killed by CNN notes that four Israelis and over 390 Palestinians have lost their lives in the conflict.

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