While rockets rain down on Gaza from every which place, a lopsided US news decries attacks against Israel. Even while the death toll continues to rise in Gaza, and healthcare facilities are brought to their knees by the ceaseless stream of injured and dying victims of Israel’s military onslaught, the US and the world mostly standby and watch providing no aid, no medical supplies, and no shelter to those who are being killed. A deja vu response much similar to the Syrian civil war now ongoing for three years.
Time magazine’s online addition, states “Everything about the latest offensive is moving fast, especially relative to the last round of fighting. That November 2012 air campaign — dubbed Operation Pillar of Defense by Israel — lasted eight days. Israel’s current offensive, Operation Protective Edge, has bombed more than half as many targets in Gaza in less than half the time — 860 in three days compared with 1,500 in eight days last time.”
Clearly a one sided war is being witnessed, Gaza being unequipped militarily to handled the bombardment of a nation backed by US military defense systems and weapons. Reports stating many of Gaza’s rockets being intercepted by the Iron Dome system (which the US assisted Israel in developing) or falling in open areas. There have been no reports of Israeli citizen casualties. Meanwhile, Gaza has witnessed approximately 120 deaths in three days, nearly a quarter of which have been women and children. Though Israel continues to claim its missiles and rockets are being specifically targeted at Hamas hot zones, such claims have been hard to agree with considering the destruction seen thus far.
As Palestinians continue to die and live in fear of Israel’s next missile, the world wonders how long yet another war will go on before somebody steps in.
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