News out of Gaza is that the state of Israel is trying to remove any influence of Hamas out of the Gaza strip. Apparently they dropped leaflets saying, "“Hamas is getting a taste of the power of the Israeli military after more than a week and we have other methods that are still harsher to deal with Hamas. They will prove very painful. For your safety, please evacuate your neighborhood.” Also, they are calling people's homes and saying that they are getting rid of Hamas. Hopefully this will be a short conflict that doesn't kill many people and it will be good for the area as a whole in the future. It's hard to know exactly what's going on there because Israel is not letting any Western reporters into Gaza, so most of the news is from Palestinian reporters. Everyone say a prayer for the people there!