Israel, US complicit in spurring Gaza war
Now on its 26th day, the Israeli war against the Hamas militants in Gaza — the third since Hamas won the 2006 elections in that densely-populated strip of Palestinian territory along the Mediterranean Sea coast — has gravely affected the civilian population, pushing them to “the brink of humanitarian disaster.”
The Palestinian death toll has surpassed 1,250, including 300 children. Some 215,000 people have left their homes to seek shelter in United Nations facilities, two of which have been bombed. Israeli bombings have damaged 22 medical facilities and disabled Gaza’s lone power plant, which supplied electricity to run the water and sewerage systems.
At this point, there is no sign that the fighting could abate anytime soon, much less stop.