Here is a link to a web site that I follow called Why Gaza? There is a lot of great info here for those who may not be informed about the situation. Please take some time to read it and watch the video. Thanks.
If you’re wondering what’s the basis for the long-running conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, here’s one of those short animated videos that provides a good explanation.
I know some will argue the conflict is not so simple, but the long-term military occupation is (without a doubt) the root cause of the conflict.
A second short video features Chris Hedges speaking in January 2009 during Operation Cast Lead. His words are shockingly true for today’s assault.