Almost immediately another slap in the face nomination for the Duh.
Ultimately William Booth may not qualify for the Award on national or other grounds such as he is not a real person, but for now this is a full fledged nomination that William Booth can take home and put on the shelf next to the TV and show to his grand children one day, as if he were.
Look at this stuff,
Gaza Strip: Israeli forces backed by artillery barrages and airstrikes launched a major ground offensive into the Gaza Strip late on Thursday, marking a dramatic escalation of the 10-day-old conflict with the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
In the initial stage of the incursion, one Israeli soldier and 20 Gazans - including an infant - were killed.
Hamas wants Israel and Egypt, whose military-backed government is at odds with the Islamist movement, to lift border restrictions that have deepened economic hardship among Gaza's people. Hamas is also suffering from a cash crunch, unable to pay its employees in Gaza for months....
It was unclear what triggered the ground invasion, although it had been under discussion in Israeli political and military circles for days. One possibility was an attempt by Hamas militants to infiltrate Israel early on Thursday morning. The Israeli air force hit the opening of a tunnel used by the militants to sneak under the Gaza border fence.
The latest conflict was largely triggered by the killing of three Israeli teenagers in the occupied West Bank last month and the death on July 2 of a Palestinian youth in a suspected revenge murder.
Israel briefly held its fire on Tuesday after Egypt, which is also Gaza's neighbour, announced a truce plan, but Hamas and other militant groups rejected the proposal, saying it had not addressed their demands.
Analysts expect the Israeli ground forces to focus on destroying the tunnels and trying to avoid engaging Hamas fighters as much as possible.
"If all that will stop the shooting from Gaza into Israel, I believe that after a few days they will go back," said Itamar Yaar, a former top official at Israel's National Security Council. But he said that if Hamas attacked Israeli soldiers then the "Israeli cabinet will not have any other choice, other than to give orders to the armed forces to go deeper".