Rockets pummel Israel; Abbas calls on Israel to “halt escalation” – this calls for a new cartoon!


This story from Agence France-Presse is the inspiration for today’s Mike Report cartoon.

Israel pounded nearly 30 targets in Gaza overnight after militants fired A barrage of at least 70 rockets into the south, prompting Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas to demand Thursday that Israel halt its “escalation”. 

The air strikes, which began at around 2030 GMT on Wednesday, prompted a sharp rebuke from Abbas, who demanded Israel “put an end to its military escalation in the besieged Gaza Strip,” his spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina said. 

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