Israeli warplanes bombed Gaza this week in a renewed round of back-and-forth that began when three members of Islamic Jihad were killed in an Israeli airstrike on 11 March. It remains to be seen if the current fighting will escalate.

Israeli foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said in an interview with local media: “An attack like this, after operations like Pillar of Defense and Cast Lead, leave no alternative other than the full occupation of the Gaza Strip, cleaning it out, and only then looking for a solution with the Egyptians. I am talking about the full occupation of Gaza.” (CONTINUED - 354 WORDS)