Close to 500 Palestinians, over 100 of which were women and children, have been murdered after almost 8 days of Zionist aggression.
A column of tanks entered the besieged Gaza Strip though the Beit Hanoun crossing shortly after nightfall on Saturday.
Israeli artillery had started firing shells into the Gaza Strip for the first time on Saturday, ahead of the ground offensive.
Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera's senior political analyst, said it best
"Israel can claim in various stages that it has won this or that war against Arabs but it is obvious since the invasion of Lebanon in 1982 that there is no military solution to Israel's security.
It cannot bomb its way into peaceful co-existence. Israel is trying to do all it can to destroy Hamas but with more than 400 dead, there will be more than 400 more new recruits in Gaza.
It has taken this path and will probably pay the price in the long term, short term it's the Palestinians who pay the price."
Khaled Meshaal, the political leader of Hamas, had this to say about the Zionist invasion
"If you commit the stupidity of launching a ground offensive, then a black destiny awaits you, you will soon find out that Gaza is the wrath of God. This battle was imposed on us and we are confident we will achieve victory because we have made our preparations. Our position is clear. We will not give in. Our resolve cannot be broken,"
Hamas and the Palestinian people have every right to defend themselves from this Zionist invader. The carnage that will beset the Zionists will be of their own doing, they and the world must remember that when the time comes.
You can't cage a people, deny them food and medicines, fire rockets in their community and then expect them to sit down and take it.
I see that Bush has finally broken his silence
"I urge all parties to pressure Hamas to turn away from terror, and to support legitimate Palestinian leaders working for peace,"
Legitimate Palestinian leaders??? Like Abbas and Fatah?
Hamas were democratically elected by the people of Gaza and they are the only legitimate leaders in that region.
The others that Bush refers to are corrupt traitors who deserve the justice of a traitor.
My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Gaza as they continue to endure this beast of fury.
May their resolve never falter!