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Senior writer for the Daily Beast, Max Blumenthal, went to the recent Pro-Israel rally in Times Square and interviewed several of the participants. He uncovered a lot of anti Palestinian hatred and disregard for the civilians lives lost in Gaza.
Israeli ground troops battled Palestinian militants in the streets of a densely populated Gaza City neighborhood early Tuesday, destroying dozens of homes and sending terrified residents running for cover as gunfire and explosions echoed in the distance.
All this talk of a proportionate response and Israel defending itself seems to be off the mark by the numbers. If a man hits you and you beat up his whole family is that proportionate response? Is shooting a man for throwing a rock at your window defending yourself?
War is a horrible state to live in. It is not about who started it; it’s about stopping the killing. While people may debate about who is wrong and right between Israel and Hamas, no one can debate the horror and terror being inflicted on innocent civilians. Check out the images after the jump.
From Rami G. Khouri at the Middle East Online: Of course, the immediate consequences of the Israeli assault on Gaza are felt primarily by the Palestinians in Gaza. But the political shockwaves will be felt throughout the Arab world in forms that cannot be easily predicted today.
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