Shuck and Jive

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Saturday, January 03, 2009

Why Gaza? Why Now?

Israeli forces have moved into phase two. The ground attack has begun.

From the BBC.

From Al Jazeera.

Norman Finkelstein offers this perspective on why the Israelis are taking this action now:

There are two conclusions that emerge: the people of Gaza are seemingly being severely victimized for reasons remote from the rockets and border security concerns, partly to improve election prospects of current leaders now facing defeat, and to warn others in the region that Israel will use overwhelming force whenever its interests or military preeminence are at stake.
Pray (and act) for peace.