If the latest Israeli attacks against Gaza prove anything, it’s that the Israeli occupation isn’t over, Peter Beaumont writes in the Guardian. “To be in Gaza is to be trapped. Without future or hope, limited to a few square miles,” the columnist says. “Its borders, land and sea, are defined largely by Israel.”
Three years after Ariel Sharon vowed to withdraw from Gaza, Israel continues to tighten the noose around its 1.5 million residents, Beaumont argues, locking them behind walls and fences, leaving them to scrounge for medical care. But Israel may succeed in achieving what Hamas and Fatah have failed to do: uniting Palestinians against a common enemy.