Now, Gazans are slowly resuming what passes for normal lives in a 40-kilometre-long sliver of rocky soil and sand that is sealed off from the outside world and where most people have long scraped by on a pittance. They are scraping by still, but now they are doing so amid a semblance of security. If this keeps up, Hamas may well become even more popular than it already is, despite the prevailing poverty.
I was pleased to hear that the fighting and disorder was easing in Gaza. Then I wonder over to the CBC and find this article indicating Israel moved into Gaza again this morning and the bloodshed has begun all over again. The CBC reports,
In the space of just 20 minutes my hopes rose and were shattered once again. Right now I have very little faith that the war-mongering Bush lackey, Tony Blair is going to help the middle east achieve peace.