Сегодня с утра одна из 4-х ракет "град", выпущенных из Газы по Беэр-Шеве, попала прямо в школьный класс. Класс был пуст - занятия в школах отменены уже в пределах 40-километровой зоны от Газы.
Из других новостей - официальный блог Израильского консульства в Нью-Йорке "IsraelPolitik" провёл online-пресс-конференцию с участниками обсуждения ближневосточного конфликта на Twitter. Вот несколько (из множества) вопросов и ответов.
backlotops: One side has to stop. Why continue what hasn’t worked (mass arial/ground retaliation)? What about the Arab Peace Initiative?
We are for negotiations and are currently holding talks with the Palestinian Authority on the 2 state solution. However, we only talk with those who accept our right to live.
peoplesworld: 40 years of military confrontation hasn’t brought security to Israel, why is this different?
We have to protect our citizens. The only way forward is through negotiations. Israel left Gaza in 2005 in a bid for peace. Why has Hamas responded to this overture with missiles?
penalba: Do you accept HAMAS as a democratically elected government?
Democracy is not only casting a vote at the polls; it is a set of values including: free speech, tolerance, respect for others with differing viewpoints.
langtind: Why does everybody criticize you for closing the border, when Egypt has done the same?
We also don’t understand. Do you think US or another state would open its border to enemies?
И последнее на сегодня: полный перевод (на английский) Хартии "Исламского Движения Сопротивления ХАМАС". Вот ключевые положения хартии:
"Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it."
"The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf consecrated for future Moslem generations until Judgement Day. It, or any part of it, should not be squandered: it, or any part of it, should not be given up. "
"There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors."
"After Palestine, the Zionists aspire to expand from the Nile to the Euphrates. When they will have digested the region they overtook, they will aspire to further expansion, and so on. Their plan is embodied in the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion", and their present conduct is the best proof of what we are saying."