As we scanned the online news sources this morning there was nothing at all about this in any of the US mainstream or alternate news operations:
- Hamas has blamed George Bush’s tour of the Middle East for Israel’s latest deadly incursion into the Gaza Strip that has left at least 16 Palestinians dead and at least 50 others injured.
David Chater, Al Jazeera’s correspondent in Jerusalem, said the “major” Israeli incursion began late on Monday night.
He said: “Apache helicopter gunships, armoured bulldozers, tanks and ground troops were all involved in this incursion.
“There are also reports of another incursion in the industrial zone near the Erez crossing.”
Ehud Olmert, the Isaeli prime minister, has reportedly ordered a series of “sharp and short” incursions, Chater said
Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, said: “What happened today is a massacre, a slaughter against the Palestinian people.
Our people cannot keep silent over these massacres. These massacres cannot bring peace.”
— Al Jazeera English, (1/15/08)
Decider George’s visit last week to Palestine was scant over before this took place. And despite Decider George’s nonsense blubber about a peace treaty between the warring factions to be completed before his term of office ends next January.
One must remember: Peace is not Decider George’s forte.