A report ten hours ago from Assaf Kinzer which I just read on Facebook:
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Israeli troops have now invaded northern Gaza, and are currently going from house to house. The sky is buzzing with armed Drones who have been in the air for hours, accompanied by Apache helicopters. The situation in Gaza is very tense, and the people are fearing the worst tonight.
Assaf is watching reports from Gaza TV. This Haaretz report only mentions Israeli air attacks but doesn’t refer to the far more disturbing development involving the commitment of ground troops and essentially an invasion.
This latest violence proves, to me, something I have said many times here, that there is no peace without Gaza, no peace without Hamas. You can pretend as long as you want that Abbas and the PA are Israel’s partners (that is, on the good days when Israel deigns to call them that). But there can be no real Palestinian partner who turns his back on Hamas and Gaza. And this rule holds true for the great powers like the EU and U.S. Ignore Hamas at your peril. If you wish unending bloodshed, continue with this benighted policy. If you want peace, talk to Hamas.