The awful bloodshed in Gaza is escalating as politicians posture and diplomats argue. Over 700 have now been killed, almost half of them civilians, and well over 100 children dead. As Israeli tanks, airplanes and artillery bombard targets in thickly populated urban areas, thousands more have been injured and 1.5 million terrified civilians have no escape from this prison-like enclave: the borders are sealed. Hamas too continues to fight and fire rockets at Israel, killing 5 Israeli civilians.
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Even Israel’s own foreign minister admits that intense international pressure could force a ceasefire. To that end, AVAAZ has delivered a 300,000-strong petition to top officials of the UN, EU and Arab League. But at the UN, lame-duck President Bush is outrageously blocking a serious international resolution, trying instead to impose a skewed alternative that would legitimize the suffocating blockade of Gaza, which Hamas cite as reason for their rocket attacks. With leaders deadlocked and issuing toothless statements, the violence only worsens.
enough is enough.