I pretty much ignored all that has happened with Gaza recently. I was keeping an overview, roughly trying to keep up, but didn't really bother to look into it in detail. A small reason was because I'm trying to focus on my thesis. The bigger reason was my hopelessness.
I wasn't surprised or shocked at all by what reached my ears every once in a while. I didn't even care so much since it was more or less expected. Anyway, maybe I can write more about this later, check out these links if you wish:
John Pilger: The "Open Prison"
Three Simple Proposals
Gaza Will Survive