While you were sleeping (assuming you are located on the East Coast of the United States and were asleep at 3AM EST), Israel resumed its assault on Gaza. To keep up with events, I’ve been following the Live Updates posted by Haaretz. Said updates are typically rather depressing. To give you an idea, here is a small but reasonably representative sample from late Friday/early Saturday:
4:50 A.M. Rocket sirens sound in several towns on the Gaza border.
2:24 A.M. Three rockets intercepted over Ashkelon. (Shirly Seidler)
1:55 A.M. Rocket sirens sound in the Ashkelon area.
12:55 A.M. IDF forces stationed in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip continued bombing a hospital in the area before midnight Friday. There are approximately 60 medical staff members in the hospital, in addition to three patients and two international solidarity activists. Several people were injured in the fire including one swede. Most of the patients were already evacuated from the premises.
But sometimes the updates make me chuckle. And by sometimes, I mean once. And that’s why this here post exists. Without further ado:
Continue reading The highlight of Haaretz’s Israel/Gaza coverage (so far*)