Thursday, June 14, 2007


Ed O'Loughlin writes today in the Melbourne Age about the Hamas ascendency over Fatah in the current infighting in Gaza in which "more than 50 people have been killed in this fenced-off enclave of 1.3 million Palestinians." O'Loughlin also describes the nature and intensity of the fighting,

"The new outbreak of violence has already surpassed other recent flare-ups for its brutality. Fighting erupted in several hospitals, a pro-Hamas doctor was deliberately shot in a hospital, women and children were killed at close range and at least two gunmen — one from either side — were tied up and thrown from high buildings."

O'Loughlin doesn't describe this behaviour as "war crimes" but we get the drift. Astute readers of the Age would also get why Gaza is "fenced-off" (partly from Israel, partly from Egypt and then there's the Mediterranean Sea as well, where there is no fence). The reasons for the fencing-off might be even clearer had O'Loughlin seen fit to inform his readers about the foiling of a double suicide attack on Tel Aviv and Netanya, planned by the Islamic Jihad. You can read about that here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Israel has no responsibility for this barbaric Hamas led junta. Time to cut off the power.