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SOUAD ABED RABBO was in her apartment on the edge of the Jabalya refugee camp near the Israeli border on January 7 when the call came from Israeli soldiers for everyone in the area to come outside. Her apartment had been bombed, and there was an Israeli tank unit approaching the building. "We started coming outside of the apartment, and we were waving white flags to show that we were not fighters," she said through a translator yesterday. Among the first to exit the building were one of her sons, Khaled, and his wife and three daughters, Amal, 2, Sammer, 4, and Souad, 7.
Civilians (including women and children) die 100% of the time in any war.
Originally posted by benoni
No bugman....Hamas was not wrong....Israel was wrong....murderously so, and it P's me off when people like you,perhaps a little ignorant of the facts, come here and insist the blame is equal....
Originally posted by Ridhya
Those news reports are strongly anti-Semitic!
Originally posted by Bugman82
Over the past 50 years Israel has killed a total of around 12,000 - 13,000 Palestinians. Approximately 3000 - 4000 Israelis have been killed. For a war that has been going on for quite some time those numbers are quite low compared to many wars that have raged across the world.
[edit on 24-1-2009 by Bugman82]
From UN data, the post-1967 avoidable mortality (excess mortality) in the Occupied Palestinian Territories totals 300,000 and the post-1967 under-5 infant mortality 183,000 (of which 90% has been avoidable) - as compared to 2,178 post-1967 Israeli terrorism deaths (Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs figures).