The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is back to its worst days, with the Israeli army on the verge to a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip after nights of aerial bombings that have caused at least 75 deaths and Hamas launching rockets against Israeli territory from Gaza.
All the efforts for peace have been broken. The killing of three Jewish students after they were abducted three weeks ago and the kidnapping and killing of a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem last week in an apparent revenge started this dangerous escalation. We have seen this before. Hamas will continue to launch its rockets, Israel will show it’s military superiority and will be a lot of civilian casualties among the Palestinians packed in the crowded Gaza cities. Let’s hope this escalation will not suppose a come back to the terrorism. In any case this is a big step back and very bad news for all who have had hope in a peaceful solution to the conflict.