A Palestinian man kisses the hand of a dead relative in the morgue of Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.
Thought I had better get this one up before the headline changes? Or the entire story changes?
Or it simply disappears. The article has an adequate amount of factual reporting, despite the western media perception management.
Israeli aircraft struck crowded areas in the Gaza Strip on Monday, driving up the civilian death toll and in one case devastating several homes belonging to one "clan" western media perception management that is one FAMILY - the fallout from a new tactic in Israel's six-day-old offensive
There is no new Israeli tactic. This is the same tactic as always. Terrorize civilians on a massive scale
Escalating its bombing campaign, Israel on Sunday began attacking homes of activists (more spin. CIVILIANS) in Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza. These attacks have led to a sharp spike in civilian casualties, killing 24 civilians in less than 24 hours
The rising civilian toll was likely to intensify pressure on Israel to end the fighting
In Monday's violence, a missile struck a three-story home in the Gaza City's Zeitoun area, flattening the building and badly damaging several nearby homes. Shell-shocked residents searching for belongings climbed over debris of twisted metal and cement blocks in the street.
The strike killed two children and two adults, and injured 42 people, said Gaza heath official Ashraf al-Kidra.
Residents said Israel first sent a warning strike at around 2 a.m. Monday, prompting many residents in the area to flee their homes. A few minutes later, heavy bombardment followed
Ahed Kitati, 38, had rushed out after the warning missile (Firing missiles to warn the civilians that they will be fired upon with more missiles) to try to hustle people to safety. But he was fatally struck by a falling cinderblock, leaving behind a pregnant wife, five young daughters and a son, the residents said.
Sitting in mourning with her mother and siblings just hours after her father's death, 11-year-old Aya Kitati clutched a black jacket, saying she was freezing, even though the weather was mild. "We were sleeping, and then we heard the sound of the bombs," she said, then broke down sobbing.
Ahed's brother, Jawad Kitati, said he plucked the lifeless body of a 2-year-old relative from the street and carried him to an ambulance. Blood stains smeared his jacket sleeve.
Another “clan” FAMILY member, Haitham Abu Zour, 24, woke up to the sound of the warning strike and hid in a stairwell. He emerged to find his wife dead and his two infant children buried under the debris, but safe.
“Clan” FAMILY elder Mohammed Azzam, 61, denied that anyone in his family had any connections to Hamas.
"The Jews are liars," he said. "No matter how much they pressure our people, we will not withdraw our support for Hamas."
Late Sunday, an Israeli missile killed a father and his eight-year-old son on the roof of their Gaza City home. The father, a Hamas policeman, (Western media spin. A Gaza policeman would or should be the correct wording) was on the roof to repair a leaking water tank, his relatives said.
In another area of Gaza City, the patriarch of the Daloo family, Jamal, sat in mourning for 11 members of his family killed in a missile strike on his home Sunday. Among the dead were his wife, his son, daughter-in-law, his sister and four grandchildren. His face swollen from crying, he embraced relatives and neighbors paying their condolences.
In the paragraph above we notice that CTV propaganda department has stopped using clan and is using the correct term, family. Knowing that the vast majority of gullible readers will not read this far along, the perception management is not necessary.
The mourners sat in plastic chairs just meters away from bulldozers clearing the ruins of Daloo's home. His 16-year-old daughter Yara was still missing and believed under the rubble, family members said.
Daloo, who is left with two sons, tried to take comfort in the belief that the loss of his family was God's will and that the dead are now in paradise. He vehemently disputed Israel's initial claim that a senior operative of Islamic Jihad, a smaller sister group of Hamas, was hiding in his house. He said his son Mohammed, one of those killed, was a policeman in the Gaza police, but not an activist.
Five farmers were killed in two separate strikes, al-Kidra said, including three who he said had been mistakenly identified earlier by Hamas security officials as Islamic Jihad fighters.
In addition to 91 Palestinians killed over the past six days, some 720 were wounded, al-Kidra said.
The civilian death toll climbs in Gaza, as was the intent.
On the Israeli side, three civilians have died from Palestinian rocket fire and dozens have been wounded
In all, 1,350 targets (homes, media outlets, government buildings etc.) in the Gaza Strip have been struck since the Israeli operation began.
"If we see a further escalation of the situation in Gaza, the likelihood of us getting back on any kind of peace track that leads to a two-state solution is going to be pushed off way into the future," Obama said.
Obamba, “peace” president. A two state solution, pushed way into the future??
Well, well, well..... isn’t that the intent of this attack?
To push the two state solution completely out of the picture?
Yes, that is the intent!
And, who exactly does that benefit?
Israel, of course!