Thursday, March 06, 2008

Rice's Peace Talks amid Massacred Palestinian Children

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is to wrap up her latest Middle East peace bid on Wednesday only hours after Israeli troops briefly rolled into the Gaza Strip in another deadly incursion.

Rice had been meeting Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in Jerusalem on Tuesday night when Israeli forces backed by helicopters clashed with Hamas gunmen after several tanks entered Gaza, witnesses said.

A 20-day-old girl became the latest of Palestinian civilians killed by Israel, including at least 23 Palestinian children killed since last week, raising new worries about peace prospects after Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas broke off all contacts with Israel on Sunday over killing that had left more than 120 Palestinians dead.

1 comment:

  1. Israel is surrounded by states threatening its very existence and promising wipe it off the map.

    The violence and loss of lives is unfortunate. But what is the choice for a country that is fighting for its survival.

    If the states sorrounding Isreal genuinely desire peace, they would work for conciliation and not confrontation.