For the first time since the operation in Gaza got underway, IDF artillery cannons started to shell targets in the Strip Saturday, witnesses on both sides of the border said, heralding a possible escalation to a new tactic in more than a week of fighting.
There’s no other reason to use the mortars.
One of the things that bothers me the most about this is not just that Israeli soldiers will die, but that I know innocent Palestinians will be killed. I feel especially bad about the children. And yes, I know Hamas has put them in harm’s way—but the children did not bring Hamas on themselves.
I hope they find a safe shelter until this war is done.