Bloody Day in Gaza

It was another bloody day in Gaza. The Israeli army says it has killed 130 militants since its ground campaign began last weekend while suffering a few casualties of its own; according to The New York Times, as many as five Israelis died in friendly fire incidents yesterday. Meanwhile, Hamas continued to fire rockets into Israel. One landed in the city of Gedera, which is the northernmost point that a rocket has reached. In Gaza City, airplanes dropped propaganda leaflets reading, “Hamas is getting a taste of the power of the Israeli military after more than a week and we have other methods that are still harsher to deal with Hamas. They will prove very painful. For your safety, please evacuate your neighborhood.” Those who picked up their phones would have received a terser recorded message: “We are getting rid of Hamas.”