The murder of the three Jewish boys in the West Bank last week was about the worst thing I have heard of recently until learning of the retaliatory murder of the 16 year old Palestinian boy whose burned body was found in East Jerusalem.
Hamas and Israel are now exchanging rocket and bomb strikes.
This afternoon, a Facebook friend working on a cruise ship contacted me saying that a German TV channel reported that the German cruise ship AIDA DIVA was hit by debris from rockets fired between the Israel & Hamas forces.
There are several news accounts of the incident (below) but it is less than clear who is shooting at whom at this point.
Read for yourself what the news reports are saying:
Massive Attack – "Aida Diva" in Rocket Fire.
Rocket Parts Meet "Aida Diva."
German Passenger Cruise Ship Under Rocket Attack in Israel.
The mother of the dead Palestinian boy and the mother of one of the Jewish boys are pleading for a cease-fire.
Photo Credit: AP/dpa via express.de