Tuesday, January 6, 2009

'As I ran I saw three of my children. All dead'

Hazem Balousha in Gaza City and Rory McCarthy in Jerusalem
The Guardian, Tuesday 6 January 2009

"The small dead bodies were laid next to one another on the tiled floor of the morgue corridor, the blood drained from their cheeks. One had a bandage still wrapped around his head, another lay with his mouth half-open in his oversized, bloodstained clothes.

For a week the Samouni family had taken shelter in their small, single-storey home in Zeitoun, south-east of Gaza City, and there they survived wave after wave of Israeli bombing and artillery strikes. Then came Israel's ground offensive....."

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