Sunday, December 28, 2003

The Israeli 'lull'

During the 'lull' in Israeli-Palestinian violence between the Haifa suicide attack on October 4 and the Christmas Day suicide attack in Tel Aviv, 117 Palestinians were killed, including 23 children, and the Israelis destroyed almost 500 Palestinian homes. The vast majority of those killed were civilians. The Israelis are imposing their form of 'lull' particularly on the Rafah refugee camp (but they made sure other places got some 'lull' as well). Reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has officially become a joke.