An Accounting

Gaza's death toll is enormous and its battle is against a continued occupation - a partial occupation since the disengagement, but an occupation nonetheless.

Sometimes numbers do reflect reality, and this reality can no longer be ignored: Since the first Qassam rocket fell on Israel in April 2001, 59 Israelis have been killed - and 4,717 Palestinians. The numbers don't lie, as they say in less lethal fields, and this proportion is horrifying. It ought to disturb every Israeli.