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Sun Aug 3, 2014, 11:55 AM

Op-Ed: Dead Palestinian children in Gaza tell story of impunity - 99 photos you should not see -link

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-soueif-gaza-israel-20140801-story.html


Gaze upon the real cost of war, if ignorance is bliss you may want to remain ignorant, I prefer my pain:

A mild one for introduction to the real world Hell in Gaza, July 16, 2014

The four boys killed playing on the beach:




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From OP:

"By the time you read this, who knows how many people will have been killed in Israel's latest onslaught in the Gaza Strip? As I write, some 1,400 mostly civilian Palestinians have been killed, including hundreds of children. Also, 59 Israelis have been killed, 56 of them military personnel."


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Israel-Gaza conflict
Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

The Omari mosque, one of the oldest mosques in the Jabalia area of northern Gaza, was hit in overnight bombing. The old section of the mosque remained standing, right, while a new section was flattened, left.


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Israel-Gaza conflict
Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times
Daud Suleiyman, the muezzin who made the call to prayer at the Omari mosque, is placed in his grave Saturday morning, hours after he was killed in the overnight bombing of the mosque in northern Gaza.

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Israel-Gaza conflict
Tsafrir Abayov / Associated Press
An Israeli soldier kisses his girlfriend before joining his unit in a staging area near the Israel-Gaza border on Saturday.

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Israel-Gaza conflict
Oliver Weiken / EPA

Palestinian men duck in reaction to a possible incoming Israeli airstrike as they walk among destroyed apartment buildings in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip.


"Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu complains that the media show pictures of “telegenically dead” Palestinians. It's true. My Facebook feed looks like a perverse beauty contest for dead babies and traumatized kids. There are the “before” shots: Essam Ammar, 4, from Gaza City wears a yellow check shirt and holds a somewhat bedraggled flower; Hind Shadi abu Harbeid, 10, from Beit Hanoun has clearly been playing with her mother's nail varnish — she rests her chin on paint-tipped fingers and gazes away from camera, a small smile lighting up her eyes. Hatem and Yasmeen Yazji hug each other, soft hair flopping over foreheads, big smiles revealing gappy baby teeth. Then there are the “after” images: children on hospital trolleys and in ambulances, children burned, children blinded, children buried under rubble."

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Reply Op-Ed: Dead Palestinian children in Gaza tell story of impunity - 99 photos you should not see -link (Original post)
Fred Sanders Aug 2014 OP
2naSalit Aug 2014 #1
Fred Sanders Aug 2014 #4
malaise Aug 2014 #2
4now Aug 2014 #3

Response to Fred Sanders (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 12:29 PM

1. An observation for which

I fully expect to be flamed...

After viewing those images, I noticed that there were obese Israelis (especially the one on his cell phone while sitting in a shelter) but only malnourished looking Gazans.

I have long objected to our funding of Israel and our government's acceptance of the excuses for violence against Palestinians. My great-grandfather was a rabbi who survived the holocaust, he would be appalled by what is and has been taking place in that place. I have no genuine positive regard for Israel or it's favored population. I do wish I could dictate what my tax $$ are used for... Israel wouldn't even be on the list. Perhaps it would best if it didn't exist at all given the outcome of manufacturing an alleged "homeland" for this group of people.

It is yet another travesty of our nation for allowing/facilitating this overt ethnic removal to become the norm.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 04:29 PM

4. Not much flaming anymore, the screams of dead children and their mothers has silenced the apologists

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Response to Fred Sanders (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 12:36 PM

2. How do you deliberately kill children?

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Response to Fred Sanders (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 04:16 PM

3. Difficult to look at but

The United States is paying Israel to do this.
and just decided to give them even more free money.

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