Dr. Shahid Masood, GeoTV, covers the developments in the ongoing Gaza crisis. He laments the shameful role of Egypt, Jordan, Saudi, and other Arab countries for their failure to support the poor Gazans and their complicity in the American-supported Israeli aggression.
For basic demographics and number of casualties in Palestine, see IfAmericansKnew and B'Tselem.
Some useful readings:
On Hamas' elections and the response of the Arab world and the US, see Robert Fisk Welcome to 'Palestine'.
On Israeli violation of the ceasefire, see Barak Ravid in Haaretz and Rory McCarthy in Guardian.
Jonathan Cook, The real goal of the slaughter in Gaza, Electronic Intifada, Jan 1, 2009
Joseph Levine, History Matters: Why we must acknowledge the claims of the Palestinians, Boston Review, Sep/Oct 2008
Neve Gordon, What, exactly, is Israel’s mission?, CounterPunch, Dec 29, 2008
Joseph Massad, The Gaza Ghetto Uprising, Electronic Intifada, Jan 4, 2009
Ziyaad Lunat, On collaboration and resistance of the oppressed, Electronic Intifada, Jan 03, 2009