I am not going to comment on the war itself; I have made my point before. But what is the exit/end strategy?
Where is the promise that Gaza will be rebuilt? That there will be compensation to its citizens for their suffering? Where is the promise that, once the hostilities are over, and assuming Hamas is replaced by the PA, that there will be an opening of the port, of the borders? Why are food and medical supplies not being let in now either by Israel or Egypt? Is it a matter of strategy (make them hurt until they cave) or of security? Can we have an explanation?
No one in his or her right mind can excuse Hamas (of course a lot of people are not in their right minds), nor can anyone in his or her right mind criticize Israel for defending itself against rocket attacks. But can anyone really excuse the havoc that is clearly being strewn on the Gazans, particularly when there is no Israeli (or intergovernmental) Marshall-like plan on the horizon? When and how will this end, and what will come next? Shouldn’t someone be explaining?