JERUSALEM — Israeli cabinet ministers on Sunday urged sharper military action in Gaza after a rocket attack by Palestinian militants the night before seriously wounded two brothers, ages 8 and 19, in the Israeli border town of Sderot.
Dozens of residents of Sderot came to Jerusalem to protest against what they said was government inaction in the face of the continued rocket fire. Joined by local sympathizers, they sat down on the highway at midday, blocking the main entrance to the city, before marching to the prime minister’s office, paralyzing traffic on central routes.
The Israeli Air Force carried out a strike in Gaza late Saturday night against a Hamas operative in the south who was involved in weapon smuggling, an army spokeswoman said. Hamas said one of its local commanders was killed. Three other air strikes were aimed against a militants’ training camp and two places where weapons were stored but caused no casualties, the spokeswoman said.
Meir Sheetrit, a minister from the governing Kadima Party, said on Israel Radio that the army ought to “make an example, to take a neighborhood in Gaza and erase it” after warning the residents to leave.
Erase everything, it’s the only thing ‘they’ understand. Screw those people. Young, old and in between.
My questions are…Why warn? Will it make the UN, love you?
February 10, 2008, 6:03 pm at 6:03 pm
My admittedly militant view has always been to drive the Gazans into Egypt and level the whole of Gaza, and then rebuild on it. That would probably cause more problems than it would solve, but I like the idea of making an example of one neighborhood first.
February 11, 2008, 3:21 am at 3:21 am
That’s not militant, RebeccaH, that’s Extreme Makeover, ME Edition.
February 11, 2008, 3:30 am at 3:30 am
Don’t forget the crucifix in the kitchen Nilk. My nonna always used to say that a house isn’t a home unless there’s a crucifix in the kitchen.