Monday, November 26, 2012

Israel Conflict

This past week families across American celebrated Thanksgiving with probably a huge meal and football afterwards. They might have even had everyone at the dinner table say what they are for thankful for. My family did and pretty much everyone said the same thing, from being thankful for healthy family and friends and all the opportunities they have received. However, as my family is Jewish, the topic of Israel came up during dinner. Halfway across the world, Israel and Gaza have been in the midst of attacking each other. 

Gaza launched rockets on Israel and Israel retaliated with launching its own missiles. This course caused massive destruction in Gaza. However after a few days, a ceasefire was agreed on. But this fight was not without serious consequences on both sides. According to the Huffington Post, "The fighting killed 161 Palestinians, including 71 civilians." On the Israeli side, 5 people were killed in the fighting. While this is not the first fight between Israel and Gaza, only more is to come. The conflict between Israel and Gaza is very complicated and neither side is willing to come to an agreement anytime soon. 

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