I shit you not people. From IHT:
Nine Israeli human rights groups called on Wednesday for an investigation into whether Israeli officials had committed war crimes in Gaza since tens of thousands of civilians there have nowhere to flee, the health system has collapsed, many are without electricity and running water, and some are beyond the reach of rescue teams.
"This kind of fighting constitutes a blatant violation of the laws of warfare and raises the suspicion, which we ask be investigated, of the commission of war crimes," the groups said in their first news conference on the 19-day-old war.
If that doesn't tell you something, your fucking daft. Keep in mind that both Hamas and Israel are asshats of the highest order. Both are war-mongering fucks.
But Israel admits it has not slowed down Hamas. From another IHT article:
Despite heavy air and ground assaults, Israel has yet to cripple the military wing of Hamas or destroy the group's ability to launch rockets, Israeli intelligence officials said on Tuesday, suggesting that Israel's main goals in the conflict remain unfulfilled even after more than two weeks of war.
The comments reflected a view among some Israeli officials that any lasting solution to the conflict would require either a breakthrough diplomatic accord that heavily restricts Hamas's military abilities or a deeper ground assault into urban areas of Gaza, known here as a possible "Phase Three" of the war.
Over a thousand Palestinians have been killed so far. From the Guardian article:
So far 1,010 Palestinians have died, including 315 children and 95 women, Dr Moawiya Hassanein, head of Gaza's medical emergency services, told the Guardian. The number of injured after 19 days of fighting stood at 4,700, he said. On the Israeli side, 13 people have died, among them three civilians, and four soldiers accidentally killed by their own troops.If two weeks of constant shelling has not stopped Hamas...perhaps it is time to talk ya'all? Or do the numbers of dead and wounded in this pissing contest mean nothing to either side?
Dick Cheney has no remorse for the thousands of dead and wounded in Iraq...it's not impossible to believe the same about Hamas and the government of Israel..but it does sicken and anger me.
Speaking of moi.....now the doc thinks I have Mono..an old bat with mono...wtf? All I know is I ain't getting any better and I am a tad bitchy..ok...real bitchy. The ball and chain is real glad I am sleeping a LOT. ;)