More Trouble In Gaza

Israel's campaign against Palestinian militants took a particularly tragic turn last week. Israeli troops have lately been engaged in an intense hunt for the tunnels Palestinians use to smuggle weapons into Rafah, the southernmost town in the Gaza Strip. During one such operation, Israeli commanders ordered a tank to fire warning shots over the heads of a crowd of Palestinian protesters--fearing they would cut off a clutch of Israeli infantrymen--and wound up killing seven people. The deaths provoked international outrage. Even the U.S., Israel's staunchest ally, withheld its veto and permitted the U.N. Security Council to condemn the incursion into the...

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