Why is Israel asking for a truce now? A likely motivation is avoiding the political optics of wholesale destruction and killing in Gaza during Christmas. As the US Congress and Administration prepare to send $$ billions more to Israel in military assistance, TV and internet images juxtaposing well-off American holiday shoppers with wounded and starving Palestinian children are not helpful to pro-Zionist lobbyists, especially if viewed by the millions of American families trying to make ends meet.
“UNICEF has declared Gaza to be the ‘world’s most dangerous place to be a child.'”