The Israeli/Palestinian conflict has heightened in the last couple days as Hamas military chief Ahmad Jabari was killed in Israeli air strikes in the Gaza strip. “In a televised address on Wednesday evening, Netanyahu said: ‘Today we sent a clear message to Hamas and other terrorist organisations, and if it becomes necessary we are prepared to expand the operation.’ ‘Hamas and the terror organisations have chosen to escalate their attacks on the citizens of Israel in recent days,’ he said after consultations with his security cabinet.’ We will not tolerate a situation in which Israeli citizens are threatened by rocket fire.'” So far, at least 7 have been killed, 2 children. There are 60 more reported to have been wounded, 10 children.
While the US is concerned with elections, countries around the world are struggling with wars, freedom of the press, religious hostilities and social unrest.
Syria: A cease-fire mediated by the UN a couple weeks ago has completely failed. Syrian unrest stopped for religious holidays. President Bashar and Syria’s rebels are not even close to an agreement. War will not be ended by resolutions elsewhere.
Myanmar: Religious hostilities persist in areas of Myanmar as Buddhists block aid meant for Muslim refugees. Most of these refugees come from Bangladesh and have been accused of mistreating Buddhists.
Bolivia: A few days ago four armed men attacked a radio station in a small town in Bolivia killing one reporter. The event calls to question who was involved and for what reasons. The Bolivian government has been regulating social media more than any other government in the history of the country. Could the government kill their own journalists?