A wounded Palestinian child is checked by doctors at a hospital in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, on March 11, 2012, following a fresh Israeli air raid, bringing the death toll from strikes since March 10 to 17 and dashing Hamas hopes of restoring a tacit truce.
And lastly, the IDF is using this as an opportunity to do some “maintenance work” in Gaza and to mow the lawn, so to speak, with regard to terrorism, with the main goal of boosting its deterrence and postponing the next round of violence for as long as possible.
This is essentially the situation in the Gaza Strip since Operation Cast Lead ended in January 2009.
Jerusalem Post 10.03.2012
Relatives of Ayoub Asalya, 12-year-old, grieves over his body in the morgue of Kamal Edwan hospital in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, on March 11, 2012
Palestinians carry a man to a stretcher who was wounded after Israeli soldiers opened fire on mourners who were throwing stones on March 10, 2012, during the funeral of two men killed in Israeli air strikes on Gaza City.
An Israeli man stops an electric car next to a charging station at the first electric vehicle demonstration centre in Ramat Hasharon near Tel Aviv on February 7. These heralds of a new age are remarkably quiet. No drums, no trumpets, just the whirr of a robot changing batteries and an electric car silently gliding around the Better Place test track.
Palestinians wait to fill containers with fuel at a petrol station in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip March 3, 2012.