Gee, isn’t it great that the Israelis have given up Gaza? The peace that has ensued has just been wondrous. From AP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – The Israeli military fired a barrage of artillery and missiles at the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, hitting two offices of the Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades and a bridge the army said was used by militants to reach areas where they fire rockets.
Hours later, about two dozen armed Al Aqsa members briefly took over the governor’s office and two other government buildings in northern Gaza “” the latest outbreak of lawlessness that has undermined the rule of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.
Israel’s pre-dawn aerial strikes were part of the army’s attempt to halt rocket fire on Israeli towns bordering Gaza. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has approved a buffer zone in northern Gaza, although the army said it has not yet implemented the plan “” which including firing on anyone who enters the area “” and was unlikely to on Tuesday.