AFP – Hamas supremo Khaled Meshaal on Saturday slammed Israel’s assault on Gaza as a “Holocaust” in which the blood of Palestinian children was being shed to bolster prospects in next month’s Israeli elections.
AFP – Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas pressed his rivals Hamas on Saturday to accept an Egyptian plan to end Israel’s war in the Gaza Strip, as an Islamist delegation arrived in Cairo to discuss the proposal.
Reuters – Israel sent tanks deeper into Gaza Saturday and threatened to intensify its air and ground assault, ignoring international calls to stop the conflict with Hamas militants who fired more rockets into the Jewish state.
NU leader Yaakov ‘Ketzaleh’ Katz: Livni’s statement that Israel will not reoccupy Gaza emasculates the IDF attack and strengthens Hamas morale.
A Jerusalem psychologist discusses war and the parental need to protect children. Israel’s protective instincts are exploited by Hamas, he says.
A new campaign promotes a return to Jewish Gaza. The slogan: ‘There is a solution: Going back to Gush Katif.’ Families say they’re ready to return.
Barack Obama’s team says the report of plans to to initiate ‘low-level or clandestine talks’ with Hamas are untrue.