After weeks of missiles and some heavy barrages the past few days Israel has struck back at HAMAS in the Gaza strip for their continual rocket attacks. 200 in Gaza are reported as dead, but since it’s mostly Palestinian stringers and they are putting things on the wire through the HAMAS censor it’s hard to tell what the reality is right now.
I would expect some agit-prop theater as HAMAs and PLO both are known for macabre use of bodies and wounded for staged photo shoots, a lot of theater, and doctoring words and photos, so a skeptical eye should be used for any and all reports on this conflict. Triple source everything, and watch those photos carefully.
Here’s a round up of links and blogs to watch:
Israel Matzav: Carl in Jerusalem has a series of posts and video
Little Green Footballs of course will be following this