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Photos: Deadliest day yet in Gaza

Khader Haidar al-Zahhar, age 20, at the intensive care unit in Al Shifa Hospital after he sustained serious wounds and his right leg was amputated after the Israeli military bombarded an office of al-Quds Satellite Channel which hosts different media channels, Gaza City, November 18, 2012. Another media building, the Hussari Tower, was also targeted, wounding seven journalists in all.  (photo: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

Each days brings new horrors. Sunday was the deadliest day since the beginning of this escalation, and the deadliest day since Operation Cast Lead. The level of destruction all over the Gaza Strip is appalling. Bulldozers were working in different places to dig under the rubble to find bodies.

The Al-Dalou family was almost entirely wiped out, with 11 members, including four women and four children, killed when an Israeli missile destroyed their home in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood of Gaza City on Sunday afternoon.

Israel clearly targeted Gaza’s media, with the two towers which host many TV channels and agencies being hit. Seven journalists were injured, one of them had his leg amputated.

To recap until now: women, including pregnant women, children, and babies have been killed. Mosques and a church have been damaged. Several hospitals and schools, a graveyard, sports facilities, civilian government buildings, and police stations have been targeted. Journalists and medics have been targeted and injured.

According to most recent reports, some 84  Palestinians have been killed and hundreds injured, the vast majority of them civilians.

This is not Israel defending itself, this is Israel attacking with full force a population which has no shelter and nowhere to escape. The figures speak for themselves.

What remains of an office of al-Quds Satellite Channel after Israeli airstrikes targeted with the two towers which host many TV channels and agencies, November 18, 2012. (photo: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

 

Inside the Shawa building, which hosts different media agencies, Gaza City, November 18, 2012. (photo: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

 

Ruins of a police station in al-Tuffah neighborhood, Gaza City, November 18, 2012. (photo: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

 

Palestinians rescuers recover the body of Nawal Faraj Abdul Aal, 53, after her home was demolished when the Israeli warplanes fired a missile at a police station in al-Tuffah neighborhood in eastern Gaza City, November 18, 2012. (photo: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

 

Palestinians rescuers carry out the body of Nawal Faraj Abdul Aal, 53, who was found under the ruins after her home was demolished when Israeli warplanes fired a missile at a police station in al-Tuffah neighborhood in eastern Gaza City, November 18, 2012. (photo: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

 

The son of Nawal Faraj Abdul Aal, 53, mourns his mother, who died from asphyxia under the rubble of her home demolished when Israeli warplanes fired a missile at a police station in al-Tuffah neighborhood in eastern Gaza City, November 18, 2012. (photo: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

 

The daughters and mother of Nawal Faraj Abdul Aal, 53, mourn over her body, crushed under the rubble of her home demolished by Israeli warplanes attacking a police station in al-Tuffah neighborhood in eastern Gaza City, November 18, 2012. (photo: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

 

Legs of an injured Palestinian with muliple fractures, Al Shifa Hospital, Gaza City, November 18, 2012. (photo: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

 

Fayza Abu Salah, at Al Shifa hospital after she was injured in her eyes, head, and arm after her house was hit the day before by three missiles destroying it completely, leaving the inhabitants under the ruins from which they were rescued, Gaza City, November 18, 2012.  (photo: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

 

A Palestinian child injured during an Israel attack, in the intensive care unit at the Al Shifa hospital in Gaza City, waiting to be transferred to Egypt, Gaza City, November 18, 2012.   (photo: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

 

Ruins of three buildings, including a factory for building equipment and two homes belonging to Al Adad family, in the al-Shujaiya neighborhood, Gaza City, November 18, 2012. The family escaped after the Israeli military fired three warning rockets, followed five minutes after by an F16 which destroyed the buildings. (photo: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

 

Palestinians rescuers dig for survivors under the rubble of the home of the al-Dalou family in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood of Gaza City, November 17, 2012. Eleven Palestinians, including four women and four children, were killed when an Israeli missile destroyed their home. (photo: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

 

A Palestinian child, injured during an Israel attack, in the Al Shifa hospital in Gaza City, November 18, 2012. (photo: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

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  • COMMENTS

    1. AJM

      All of this is unnecessary. To start the latest round of escalation on Wednesday, Israel broke a cease-fire which had the chance of evolving into a long-term truce.

      http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/israeli-peace-activist-hamas-leader-jabari-killed-amid-talks-on-long-term-truce.premium-1.478085

      The events of the last few days speak volumes about how much Israel values Palestinian life. They speak much louder than IDF propaganda about minimizing civilian casualties.

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      • The Trespasser

        “He said that even when Hamas was pulled into participating in the launching of rockets, its rockets would always land in open spaces. “And that was intentional,” clarified Baskin.”

        Wow. It takes an enormous leap of faith to believe such nonsense.

        By the way, it would be nice to see the draft of truce.

        But it won’t be presented ever. I guess it is because Baskin never received it.

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    2. born

      Peace please..

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    3. Hospitals are going to be overstretched. For each dead, how many on average wounded seriously?

      Keep the photos coming, be honest. Israel has not yet unleashed its “full force.”

      Keep faces on the numbers. Make it difficult for all to live in the categories of “us,” “them,” “race,” “State.” You will be heard. Maybe not right away, but you will be heard. The photos cannot be erased.

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