Tuesday, 6 January 2009

The Real Death Toll

According to a (foreign) doctor at the Al-Shifa hospital, the total number of women and children injured as of today was 801, the total number of children killed 101. Thanks to the BBC for getting a reporter inside Gaza. Be warned that these clips are distressing, the second one in particular I found, as it shows a close up shot of a father saying goodbye to his dead child. Sometimes though it really does seem that the only way to get a message across is to show people in graphic detail what is going on - and even that is often not enough.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7812547.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7812495.stm

I'm told that these clips may not work outside the UK, so apologies if that is the case.

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