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Reality! Day 4 of Israel's bombing of Gaza

Facts, on the ground, speak for themselves - how Israel is totally out of control, and despite all the PR about its bombing beingtargetted and that warnings are issued to Gazans about this or that bombing, that one can only describe what is happening as horrific and wanton destruction and death and injury for it's own sake!

"Where shall I start? How shall I start?

Shall I start with the numbers which keep increasing and changing? 90 people killed, mainly civilians. 600 injured. 140 demolished homes. Or should I start by mentioning all the different areas of the Gaza Strip that have been constantly hit, day and night. Nonstop. If it is only about numbers, then let me tell you all about thousands of Palestinian children who are terrified night after night, day after day by the sounds of the Israeli shelling. The children have deep feelings of insecurity when it is dark. And no shelters.

Yesterday a six-story building where my relatives live in Khan Younis was hit and leveled to the ground. 106 relatives were made homeless. Even if the Israeli army’s goal was to punish one of Hamas activists, there is no justification for this cruel, brutal and collective punishment. Eight members of the Kawarea family were killed in Khan Younis when the jetfighters destroyed their home. The Israeli army spokesman said sorry it was a mistake. What a gentle, well-behaved, and civilized army.

Walking through the streets of Gaza City where I live can be a real nightmare. The drones and jetfighters are in the sky and you cannot anticipate what will happen in next minute.

Are they going to target a car behind you or in front of you? Will you be caught in the blast? Will others will be dying right that minute somewhere else? Will others will be forced to leave their home in 5 minutes only to be bombed 2 minutes later?"


The writer of the above is Dr. Mona El-Farra, Director of Gaza Projects for the Middle East Children's Alliance, is a physician by training and a human rights and women’s rights activist by practice in the occupied Gaza Strip.

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