Sunday, January 18, 2009

Children overwhelm Egyptian doctors

Egyptian doctors report being overwhelmed with Palestinian children arriving into their care with bullet wounds to the head.

The official Israeli position is that any Gazan casualities are the fault of Hamas because they operate in the territory, thus rendering everyone a "human shield."

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Considering the minimal casualties sustained by Israeli ground forces, it would appear Israel has used its "blame Hamas" approach to justify the indiscriminate killing of civilians in order to best protect its own forces -- an important part of sustaining domestic support for the operation. It has also maintained a ban on all foreign news reporting from within the Gaza strip.

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