A five-hour ceasefire between Israel and Gaza ended today when the Hamas launched rockets over the Israeli border. Both sides had agreed to the lull in fighting in order for Palestinian civilians to gather supplies.
Understanding the motives behind the violence can be confusing without proper knowledge of the root causes contributing to the aggression as well as the religious issues, which shape life in the Middle East.
Religious freedom is not just of concern to religious believers. It is vital to peace in the world. Letting it slip away internationally or here at home creates a clear and present danger for everyone.