Today, the scene in Gaza can only be described as horrifying as Israeli air strikes on the unprotected Gaza civilians have resulted in decapitations and amputations, hospitals overflowing with wounded, black smoke, screams and wailing from those who have seen too much and lost too much, and limbs, flesh and blood scattered throughout bombed-out neighborhoods. This is "home" if one lives in Gaza and is forced to exist under the jackboots and gloved fists of the Israeli military.

In the meantime, Israel's Foreign Minister, Tzipi Livni, who is perhaps the Israeli equivalent of a "hard-hearted Barbara Allen," has defended her "country" (which is still spreading like buckshot wounds throughout stolen Palestinian lands). She is the current mouthpiece asking, as Israel has always asked for the past 60 years, for international sympathy and support of its barbarian brutality. Israel is pretending to be the "victim" yet again while orchestrating another bloodbath.

Perhaps it is time for the international community to finally show some sympathy and support for the limbless corpses and ashes Israel has again left lying throughout the civilian neighborhoods in Palestine that it continues to ethnically cleanse.