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PHOTO: Gaza’s child death toll rising

The Gaza Blog

Inside Al Shifa hospital, Gaza.

Photo: Anne Paq/Activestills.org

The Palestinian boy pictured here was killed in an Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip on Thursday 15 November. Seven children are reported to have died here since Israel’s first attack on the densely populated Strip, where 44 per cent of residents are under 15. As of Friday morning, violence between Israel and Gaza had claimed 24 lives: 21 Palestinians and 3 Israelis.

Read more from New Internationalist by Israeli writer Uri Avnery, who argues in ‘Operation Short Memory’ that the offensive will only achieve devastation and great suffering on both sides of the border.