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The two pictures above, placed on BBC website along side each other, ¬†are a symbol of the suffering of innocent children in Gaza: Their dear ones dying in the air strikes and they being helpless ūüôĀ

The UN has estimated that 77 percent of the people killed in Gaza have been civilians.

Hope that Arab foreign ministers who are meeting in Cairo today to discuss the crisis, can find a way forward and stop the brutality.

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According to BBC, Israeli air strikes on Gaza and rocket fire on Israel have continued, on the seventh day of Israel’s operation against Palestinians.

Palestinian officials say 172 people in Gaza have been killed since the offensive began last Tuesday.

Israel says nearly 1,000 rockets have been fired from Gaza in that time. It said it shot down a Palestinian drone near Ashdod on Monday morning.

Thousands of people have fled homes in northern Gaza after an Israeli warning.

Israel has massed thousands of troops on the border, amid speculation of a possible a ground invasion.

The current wave of violence followed the killing of three Israeli teenagers in June and the suspected revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem.

On Monday Israeli officials said three arrested Israeli Jews had now confessed to the murder of the Palestinian, Mohammed Abu Khdair.

A court gagging order has been eased but the names of the three, including two minors, have not been released. They have been remanded in custody.

In the latest developments:

  • The UN says 17,000 Palestinians in northern Gaza have sought refuge in its facilities and that 47 of the buildings have been damaged by air raids
  • Israeli air strikes early on Monday hit three training facilities of Hamas’s military wing and buildings in Gaza city, causing injuries, AFP reported
  • Rockets were fired from both Lebanon and Syria into northern Israel, drawing Israel artillery in response
  • A rocket fired from Gaza hit electricity infrastructure in Israel that supplied power to Gaza, cutting power to about 70,000 people, the Israeli military said

Source: BBC

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  • J Harn

    Civilian deaths are a terrible war crime. This article argues that we need to look less at international humanitarian law, though, than at the basic inequalities of power and the occupation that underlie the whole conflict. Why won’t human rights organizations step up and unequivocally condemn those? http://paper-bird.net/2014/07/12/on-the-slaughter-of-innocents/