The children of Gaza

After multiple ceasefires, it looks as though Israel has withdrawn forces from Gaza.  There are varying numbers being reported but according to the UN at least 1670 Palestinians have been killed, 296 of them children and almost 9000 have been injured.  Israel has lost 67 soldiers and 3 civilians.

I’ve read so many comments and articles about the justification for these bombings which frankly just make me shake my head.  Here’s what I think about those justifications:

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2 bombs explode at Boston Marathon

Terrible news- 2 bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon yesterday, killing 3 and injuring over 100 people.  Events like this send the television media into overdrive, filling airtime with speculation rather than actual news and facts.  Let’s hope the coverage doesn’t spiral into non-stop, emotionally driven, 24 hour reporting.  I’m not hopeful, though.020203ShuttleColumbia