Sunday, March 11, 2012
Carnage in Gaza as Israeli air strikes leave at least 18 Palestinians dead
The Guardian reports:
A 12-year-old boy was among those reported to have been killed in Gaza on Sunday amid a spiralling round of militant rocket attacks and Israeli air strikes over the weekend that left at least 18 Palestinians dead and four people in Israel injured.
A further 26 Palestinians were injured, five seriously, in a string of Israeli air strikes, the Gaza medical services spokesman Adham Abu Salmiya told the Palestinian news agency Maan. He named the dead child as Ayoub Useila, who was killed in Jabalia refugee camp in an air strike that also injured his seven-year-old cousin.
The weekend death and injury toll was the highest since Operation Cast Lead, Israel's three-week military assault on Gaza just over three years ago.
Don’t hold your breath for the ‘liberal interventionists’, so keen for military action to be taken against Syria to call for action to be taken against Israel. And don't hold your breath either for the U.S. to denounce Israel's aggression.