Gaza mortar shells target Israeli forces searching for Hamas tunnels; Israel responds with airstrike, tank fire and declares border area a closed military zone; Hamas evacuates two schools as a precautionary measure.04:42 05.05.16 | 4 comments
israel hopes that it can avoid censure for its relentless (wasn't there a third-rate documentary by that name?) dispossession of the Palestinians by attempting to focus the world's attention on Iran. Isn't israel the ONLY nuclear power in the region? Isn't israel's military might, due in no small part to its nuclear weapons, what enables it to run roughshod over the Palestinians? Why should no one else in the region have the bomb? If Iran gets the bomb, there will be a redress of the imbalance of power in the ME and israel might have to start behaving like the civilised, cultured, advanced and sophisticated nation it claims to be.