The Gaza Strip

Apparently there’s just enough shame on both sides to finally end a binge of violence…at least briefly…maybe.

Israeli shelling killed four boys on a Gaza beach on Wednesday, a local health official said, and Palestinian militants fired more than 100 rockets into Israel after a failed Egyptian attempt to halt more than a week of warfare. Israel later on Wednesday agreed to a proposed six-hour cessation of hostilities for humanitarian reasons, a senior Israeli official said, adding that it had not yet been decided when the lull would take place.

Yes, nothing shows the existence of civilization more than a whole six-hour break in the bombings at a time in the indefinite future. Palestinian and Israeli leadership, you inspire us all.