On Cutting the Grass

Abby Zimet

Palestinian doctors pray over the bodies of children killed by Israeli air strikes.

We are seeing the Israeli Gilad Sharon's "flattening" of Gaza looks like. At least 100 Palestinians, over half civilians and many of them children, have now been killed, and 840 injured. One mistaken air strike killed 11 people - nine members of one family, including four children, and two neighbors - in what is already being called a massacre. Even liberal Zionists are beginning to be appalled by what is increasingly viewed as Israel's ill-advised, not to mention immoral, pattern of crimes. Protests, graphic photos, and Israeli media considers the issue of pets traumatized by sirens. Best tweet on the subject: "Is this The Onion?" Below, video of an Israeli air strike.

Sustain our Journalism

If you believe in Common Dreams, if you believe in people-powered independent journalism, please support our Spring drive now and help progressive media that believes as passionately as you do in defending the common good and building a more just, sustainable, and equitable world.

Share This Article

More in: