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Israeli F16 Attack Kills Father of Palestinian Journalist; Israel Bombs UN School, Killing Three
by via Democracy Now
Tuesday Jan 6th, 2009 8:02 AM
Tuesday, January 6, 2009 :The UN says around a quarter of the dead are civilians, but that figure only counts women and children, excluding adult males. Today, we will look at one of those men killed. I am joined by Fares Akram. He is the Gaza correspondent for The Independent of London. His father was killed in an Israeli F16 attack on Saturday. His wife is nine months pregnant. We also speak with UNRWA's Christopher Gunness on the Israeli bombing of an UN school that killed three people.
The Palestinian death toll continues to mount on the eleventh day of Israel”s attack on the Gaza Strip. The Israeli newspaper Harretz reports one hundred Palestinians were killed in Israeli attacks Monday, “a large number” of them civilians. At least twelve of the dead were children. At least two whole families were wiped out, one family of seven inside the Shati refugee camp and another family of eleven in the neighborhood of Zeitoun. Earlier today at least ten Palestinian civilians were killed when an Israeli naval boat shelled their home on the Gaza shore. Witnesses say Israeli tanks have now entered a second major Palestinian city, Khan Younis, in addition to Gaza City in the north.

Meanwhile five Israeli soldiers were also killed on Monday. The Israeli military says four of them died in two separate incidents when Israeli tank shells errantly hit the areas where they were operating. The mistaken killing of its own soldiers could serve to further bolster criticism of Israel”s claim to be attacking Gaza with precise strikes on militant targets.

Overall, an estimated 573 Palestinians have been killed with more than 2,500 wounded.

The UN says around a quarter of the dead are civilians, but that figure only counts women and children, excluding adult males. Today we will look at one of those men killed. I am joined by Fares Akram. He is the Gaza correspondent for The Independent of London. His father was killed in an Israeli F16 attack on Saturday. His wife is nine months pregnant.

Fares Akram, Gaza correspondent for The Independent of London, lost his father in Israeli F16 attack on Saturday. He wrote about the attack in his article ‘Gaza: The Death and Life of My Father’

Christopher Gunness, spokesperson for UN Relief and Works Agency, speaking from Gaza.

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