Posts Tagged ‘Qassam’

December 27-January 18: Thousands Dead, Thousands More Suffering

Friday, February 6th, 2009

By Ariel Tirosh

Israel began its military offensive against Hamas December 27, and the war ended January 18, 2009 with what is being called an unilateral ceasefire. I was in Israel for a large part of the conflict. During that period, both sides claimed the moral high ground. There have been countless arguments about whether Hamas is a terrorist group, whether Israel’s response to the rocket fire was disproportionate, if Israel was and is oppressive and who is really at fault.