"Or is Israel also partially responsible for the crisis due to its siege on the Hamas government and Olmert's refusal to discuss a prisoner swap?" Aluf, you're normally pretty level headed, but have you lost your mind? If Israel swaps prisoners, there will be no end to the kidnappings. If that means war, so be it.
Jerusalem suburb of Even Sapir evacuated as wildfire spreads (Haaretz)
from the article: ANALYSIS: Government is united at present, but for how long?