Continuing a post from below, I highly recommend Juan Cole's article in Salon, Israel's failed-state strategy. Why is the World not shocked by the following information (don't answer that, I know):
He (Olmert, Israel's head of state, dr.c.) even ordered Israeli jets to create terrifying sonic booms throughout the night, as if 1.4 million persons, many of them children, were being subjected to the sleep deprivation techniques applied by U.S. interrogators at Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib. As Patrick O'Connor has pointed out, Olmert told his cabinet last Sunday that he wanted "no one to be able to sleep tonight in Gaza."This is clearly warfare directed at civilians. Does anyone think that the Palestinians, who have been suffering under the yoke of Israel's oppression for over 50 years, are going to cry "surrender" because of a sonic boom? On the other hand, it is going to produce seriously disturbed Palestinian children in the future if it keeps up. They, Israel, just don't care. They are in the same mold as their patron, Bush, the idiot GodFather.