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The KILLING begins again

Last Updated Jul 21, 2014 4:30 PM EDT

total number killed since the new round of fighting began on July 8 to more than at least 570, Palestinian

officials said, adding that some 3,350 have been wounded.

Tribune wire reports

9:48 p.m. CDT, July 19, 2014


341 Palestinians, 5 Israelis dead entering 13th day of fighting

15,000 turn out for pro-Gaza rally in London (PHOTOS)

The Guardian

Israel kills scores in Gaza City suburb in deadliest assault of offensive so far

Israel starts Gaza ground offensive

18 July 2014

More on the Zionists scum's war crimes. Details the New York Times chose to spare its readers.

  • Damaged 17 out of 32 hospitals and 45 out of 97 primary health clinics, with four hospitals and five clinics remaining closed as of Sept. 6.
  • Destroyed 12 pharmacies (and killed three pharmacists).
  • Demolished Gaza’s only medicine company, the Middle East Pharmaceutical and Cosmetics Laboratories.
  • Damaged an estimated 18,000 housing units so severely that approximately 108,000 people have been left homeless.
  • Damaged water and wastewater systems, leaving Gazans with an acute lack of potable water. Only 10 percent of the population receive water once a day.
  • Destroyed 73 mosques and damaged 203. Some of those demolished were ancient historic sites, such as the seventh-century Al Omari Mosque in Jabaliya.
  • Destroyed 42,000 acres of farmland and half of the poultry stock. (This was reported as of Aug. 14, 12 days before the ceasefire.)
  • Left large swathes of farmland inaccessible “due to the presence of [explosive remnants of war] and other explosive hazards.”

What’s Left in Gaza? Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (with links to sources for each of the above)

It seems that the Times would rather not look too closely at what Israel has done. It is difficult to maintain the fiction that the entire affair was aimed at stopping rockets or undermining terrorist infrastructure when it becomes clear that Israeli soldiers targeted camels and pharmacies. Any real scrutiny might raise uncomfortable questions about Israeli actions and motives, and this is a prospect the Times would rather avoid. 

Not surprisingly, Harriet Sherwood of the Guardian went with informing her readers

Gaza counts cost of war as more than 360 factories destroyed or damaged 

Thousands of acres of farmland and cattle also wiped out with damage estimated at three times that of 2008-9 conflict 

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