THE WAR IN GAZA BLEEDS ONTO WESLAYAN IN HOUSTON!
The violent and deadly conflict continues tonight in Gaza as many of us sleep peacefully in our beds. But all Houstonians aren’t ignoring the fighting that leaves those of Jewish decent vs. Arabs. There was another protest by those of Arabic decent on Weslayan near 59 Friday afternoon in Houston. Dozens of people took to the streets asking Americans to support the Palestinian side of the dispute. What position have you taken in this international tragedy? The Insite would love to hear your opinion. Also, below I have included the latest news on the fighting that’s going on half a world away:
Israel pressed on with a punishing Gaza offensive and Hamas sent more rocket salvoes into southern Israeli towns in a two-week-old war that continued to defy international efforts to stop it.
The Israeli military said it carried out more than 70 air strikes in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Friday against militants, rocket launching sites and weapons caches, and that the Islamist group fired at least 30 rockets across the border.
Medical officials in the Gaza Strip said the Palestinian death toll had risen to 784. Hamas officials said more than a third were children. Ten Israeli soldiers have been killed, as well as three civilians hit by Hamas rocket fire.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert dismissed as “unworkable” a binding U.N. Security Council resolution demanding an “immediate and durable” ceasefire.
Hamas officials in the Gaza Strip said they were weighing the resolution but objected they had not been consulted. The group said it had sent three of its leaders from Gaza to Cairo to discuss a separate Egyptian ceasefire proposal.
Diplomats said Israel and Egypt were far apart on the plan.