I see that Egyptian forces have fired on Palestinians breaching the border trying to escape.
Egyptian border guards have opened fire on Palestinians who breached the border to escape Israel's assault on Hamas in the Gaza Strip.The Egyptians don't want them either. However, it seems that the Egyptians actually have a border barrier, something that needs to be breached. They're way ahead of the United States in that regard.
An Egyptian security official said there were at least five breaches along the nine-mile border and hundreds of Palestinian residents were pouring in...snip
Palestinians reported several people were wounded by the gunfire...snipAnd, I'm sure we'll be seeing them on TV shortly, blamed on the Israelis.
Israeli aircraft earlier bombed the border area in an apparent attempt to destroy cross border tunnels used to smuggle weapons and contraband into the Gaza Strip...snipWell, of course they did. Hamas uses any means necessary to smuggle weapons into Gaza.
Some sources are reporting that Israel is preparing a ground assault.
Israeli tanks deployed on the edge of the Gaza Strip, poised to enter the densely populated enclave of 1.5 million Palestinians. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's cabinet approved a call-up of 6,500 reservists, a government official said.The Israelis are as good or better at tank warfare than the United States. If they roll tanks, I expect that someone is in a world of hurt. Of course, most journalists can't tell a tank from an Infantry Fighting Vehicle, and they don't care to know the difference. The difference is huge. Journalists are generally ignorant of such things.
This is a damn shame. The Palestinian people I know are gentle, loving, caring people. Maybe that's why they left Palestine. This madness won't be over until Palestinian mothers love their children more than they hate Israel. Don't quote me on that, but that's a badly worded summary of something someone else wrote long ago.
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