Originally posted by Hellas
Gaza is under attack by the Sea, Land, and air. F16s, Artillery, and warships, all bombing nonstop #GazaUnderAttack
Originally posted by surfinguru
Couple of EMT vehicles going towards the explosion.....
Amazing to me how many cars are still driving around given the situation.
The United States has blocked a U.N. Security Council call for an immediate cease-fire in Israel's weeklong offensive in Gaza against Hamas.
"The draft press statement failed to address the root cause of the current escalation — the continuing barrage of rocket attacks from Gaza against Israel," the spokeswoman for the U.S. Mission to the U.N., Erin Pelton, said in a statement.
Hence Israel’s interest in an early ceasefire. Its generals have offered to hold fire if Hamas does, and Mr Netanyahu has sent as his chief negotiator, Yitzhak Molcho, to Cairo to negotiate terms. But Hamas is pressing for a more formal arrangement, including guarantees that Israel will halt assassinations and normalise trade relations. It wants Israel to lift its land and sea blockade, and restore access to what were hitherto its primary markets in the West Bank and Israel. It also wants Egypt to re-open the border crossing at Rafah to goods traffic.