Monday, January 05, 2009


This is what the Israeli strike on the Islamic university in Gaza looked like, as distributed by AP.

This is one of those Qassam rockets Palestinians are firing into southern Israel. Certainly nothing anyone would like to have incoming ... but not quite in the same league, either.

The international press is being kept out of Gaza as the Israeli assault goes on, so Dion Nissenbaum, who covers the Middle East as Jerusalem bureau chief for McClatchy Newspapers, writes from Israel.

The Lawnchair War in Israel

They gather every morning on the southern Israeli hilltop as the pairs of Apache helicopters on attack runs swoop over the Mediterranean coast and air strikes send charcoal clouds curling over the Gaza Strip skyline.

They don't seem to be bothered by the occasional Qassam rockets and mortar rounds that explode in the surrounding fields.

They have come to watch the war.

Read all about it.

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