Here’s the NY Times headline:
It might even be factually accurate, although I’m always dubious about the casualty information Palestinians supply to a credulous media — and the Times admits that this information comes from Gaza hospitals. I point it out only because the reporting about the Civil War in Gaza never mentioned civilian casualties, at least not in the headlines, which sometimes are the only part of the story people read. Apparently Hamas and Fatah were exceptionally careful and aimed their guns and bombs only at militants on the other side of the political divide. Now that a scary quiet has descended on Gaza, with the thugs in charge, it’s back to business as usual, at least for the reporters: the civilians, having successfully avoided death at the hands of their own, seem to be drawn back inexorably into the line of Israeli fire.
At least some Israelis are keeping their spirits up — or perhaps it’s just one Israeli in America. I saw a wonderful bumper sticker the other day: “Don’t worry, America. Israel will protect you.”