In seven days of exchange fire between Gaza and Israel, around 130 Palestines have died this week. Images of Gaza structures continue to burn in the aftermath of rocket volleys and air strikes initiated by Israel from Monday against the terrorist organization/Gaza Islamist government Hamas.
Hamas accused Israel of not responding to proposals and that they will not hold fire Wednesday amid rumors of peace talks surrounding the entire issue. It was clear that the issue will first be violent before any diplomacy is achieved.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton flew to Israel to meet with the Palestinian and Israeli leaders with the aid of Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi. Morsi’s intervention in the diplomacy of the conflict, according to analysts, can help ease the situation faster. Amid the chaos, Hillary Clinton talked for two hours with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas successively.
Osama Hamdan, the spokesman of Hamas, stated that the entire diplomatic situation of the conflict is up to the hands of Israel. However, Israel states that it would need to defend its borders and ensure peace for its people who are consistently receiving attacks from Hamas in the last few years.
Outrage from the world rained on Israel after it deliberately attacked civilians with non-discriminate weaponry such as explosives. They said that while Israel is targeting the terrorist organization, civilians are taking fire. Gaza’s hospital reports 27 people who died Tuesday included children.