Monday, December 29, 2008

Airstrikes in Gaza Continue

Strikes against Hamas in Gaza began on December 27th, and continue today. Planning for airstrikes has been in the works for some time, as a "cease-fire" between Hamas and Israel that has been pockmarked with rocket attacks has come to a violent end. A ground-offensive by Israel is not unlikely at this point, with Israel PM Ehud Barak characterizing the situation as "all-out war" with Hamas.

Unfortunately, these attacks-which will do nothing to ensure Israel's long-term security or foster stability in the region-are a continuing sign of the deficiency of American policy towards Israel. Via Foreign Policy Watch, Marc Lynch and Daniel Levy tell us what we should be doing.

No comments: