Honestly, I had wanted to start writing about a different topic today, but now that Israel has entered the Gaza Strip with ground troops, I don’t see how I could ignore it.
This is a move that could have frightening repercussions. I am also personally worried because a friend of mine is an IDF soldier who is now in Gaza. A couple friends of mine in Jerusalem are thinking of taking taxis now, instead of the bus. Here is an interesting piece from ‘Open Left’, which draws from an article in Haaretz.
I can only hope that this operation does not last very long, but the Israeli government seems to be relying more and more on force as the tactic of choice.