The conflicts in the middle east are not settling down for the winter holidays. After all, they (like me) do not celebrate Christmas. But still, you might think (unless you are a little pessimistic)
the Israelis would give the palistinians a break, but, of course, they didn't. This is the latest bbc heading:
Israeli F-16 bombers have launched a series of air strikes against key targets in the Gaza Strip, killing at least 195 people, medical chiefs say.