The Israeli ground assault puts to rest any claims about the humanitarian Israeli military minimizing civilian casualties as they continue to attack Gaza. The pictures I’ve been seeing of little dead babies with their tiny mouths open are heartbreaking.
The Independent is featuring commentary by five authors. Links and headlines below. After that are some more links to worthwhile coverage of the ongoing massacre.
Mark Steel: So what have the Palestinians got to complain about? The Independent
John McCarthy: If it was your home, what hope ‘restraint’? The Independent
Johann Hari: The true story behind this war is not the one Israel is telling, The Independent
Mohammed Dawwas: Life in Gaza: ‘Hungry, freezing, and terrifying’, The Independent
Sami Abdel-Shafi: Israel puts security before peace, The Independent
Other coverage of the Gaza assault:
The Huffington Post reports that Israel is using chemical weapons in Gaza.
And see this plea from Human Rights Watch for Israel to allow media and human rights monitors into Gaza, which they are currently refusing. If their war was so humane, as some commentators on this site have alleged, then why are they refusing human rights monitors access to the battlefield?