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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 13.12.07 | 18:18 (IST)

    Not enough Palestinians are dying to satisfy the Israeli right. It is most curious that the Olmert government has chosen to let Sderot take a pounding rather than risk it's excuse to continue starving Gaza. One can be reasonably certain that the folks launching the qassams and mortars are suffering the least of the privations. Yet ONLY driving them far enough from the border will solve the problem. This is a sort of "mini-second Lebanon war" in that the lust to harm civilians has more currency with Olmert than dealing with the military threat. There are only two roads open. Accept the cease fire and push Hamas to enforce it, or send in the tanks and push the qassam teams out of range of Sderot. But, to Olmert, starving Palestinians is more important than protecting Israelis. Just as killing Lebanese civilians was more important than saving Israeli lives a year ago.

    from the article: Red Cross: Israel worsening Palestinian humanitarian crisis
    First published 00:00 13.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 13.12.07
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