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Friday, July 18, 2014

Children bear the brunt of renewed fighting in Gaza

By Catherine Weibel and Monica Awad

GAZA, 14 July 2014 – In Gaza City’s al-Shifa hospital, two 5-year-old children lie in bed. Noureldin and his cousin Kinan were both seriously injured by shrapnel after an air strike flattened the family’s home on Tuesday night. Noureldin’s mother had just put the boys to sleep in a bedroom when the missile struck, killing her and her husband, reportedly a militant, as well as Kinan’s father, sister and grandmother.

In total, six members of the family, aged 21 to 62, were killed, and five seriously injured, as they had tea in the yard. (...)

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