The Cairo talks to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas are shuttered and the fighting is back on. Israel says Hamas broke the ceasefire with rockets about eight hours before it expired. Palestinian Authority negotiators blamed Israel for the failure of talks. At least 19 Palestinians were killed today including the wife and child of one of Hamas’s military leaders, Mohammed Deif, who is said to have escaped injury.
Richard Silverstein is author of the Tikun Olam blog. It promotes Israeli democracy and exposes secrets of its national security state.
(photo: Smoke, dust and debris rise after an Israeli strike hit Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Adel Hana))