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Brave Policy Urgently Needed

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16.05.2018

The “day after” in the Gaza Strip is a day of grieving dozens of deaths, a day of funerals and a day of worry for the welfare of the 2,000 or so people who were injured. Some of them will be left with permanent disabilities, others will not receive proper medical care.

In Israel, it is a day for humanitarian, military and, above all, political reckoning. The prime minister and his cabinet, together with large parts of the public, so it seems, squint and see only the achievement of the U.S. Embassy’s relocation to Jerusalem and the Eurovision victory of Netta Barzilai. The American president also appears to be smugly satisfied with having met his campaign promise, even if it comes with a powerful explosive charge whose consequences can already be seen........

© Haaretz