MIDDLE EAST: Trouble In Gaza

The Lord will roar from Zion And utter His voice from Jerusalem . . . For three transgressions of Gaza and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof.

—Amos 1: 2, 6

Around Gaza, where Samson lost his eyes, transgressions multiplied past Biblical number last week. The blazing religious nationalisms of Egypt and Israel burst out in the bloodiest border fighting since the 1949 armistice.

The Gaza strip is a geographic absurdity perpetuated by hate and pride. Ever since Israel's warriors swept south in 1948 to the Negeb...

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