‘Gaza appeal launched by Disasters Emergency Committee.’

‘Coalition of 13 UK charities says Gaza is ‘on the edge’ and its people need food, household items and medical care.’

This could be an indication that the initial phase of the Gazan reconstruction program is about to get under way. There again, this might not be the case and, even though some semblance of normality is now slowly returning to the area, the current ceasefire may not hold nor be extended past its present Friday deadline.

Will reconstruction have to wait until the conflict has died down to more tolerable levels?  Then can the rebuilding of Gaza begin in earnest and restore much of what was there at the onset of these latest hostilities? Or is that point never going to be reached, the ruins that exist today remaining as mute testimony to the folly of Man and the futility of war?

At a time like this, the power of precognition would make a very welcome asset, the ability to see into the future being of great assistance in whatever plans might salvage tomorrow from the ravages of yesterday.

But can the future ever be known for certain, especially in a region where consistency and predictable behaviour could hardly be called the norm?

It can’t really, not unless that future can be shaped and ordered beforehand  – and a universal determination made to have it so,

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THE FUTURE’S NOT OURS TO KNOW, NOT UNLESS WE ARE WILLING TO MAKE IT SO