An image that does speak louder than words. This image shared by Astronaut Alexander Gerst from the International Space Station is his "saddest photo yet" and an eye-opener, not that we need one at this moment in time.
Another Eye Opener: Three Wars Before Palestinian Kids' 6th Birthdays
News of Israel-Gaza conflict, and the deaths and massive destruction is all that's dominated the news recently. Sad as it may be, there seems to be no end to it. Israel launched its offensive on July 8 to halt missile assault out of the Gaza Strip by Hamas. The death toll in Gaza has since gone beyond 700, almost all of them innocent civilians and children.
An Interesting Read: Jon Stewart Explains What Israel Can’t Seem To Understand
"A cease-fire is not near," said Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, viewed as the most dovish member of Netanyahu's inner security cabinet. "I see no light at the end of the tunnel," she told Israel's Army Radio.
Hamas says it would not lay down its arms until a series of demands were met.
"The world must understand that Gaza has decided to end the blockade by its blood and its heroism," deputy Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said.
Sadly while Hamas refuses to stop and Israel shows no intentions of letting up on indiscriminate attacks on the Gaza strip in hopes of eliminating the offenders; hundreds of innocent lives are lost.
A Worth Pondering Question: Has Gaza Become The New Nazi Concentration Camp Of Our Time?