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Sunday, 18 January 2009

They don't want to know the truth

Abu al-Aish, a 55-year-old gynecologist, also is a known peace activist who was involved in promoting joint Israeli-Palestinian projects, and an academic who studied the affects of war on Gazan and Israeli children. He works at Gaza's main Shifa Hospital.

He lost three of his daughters and a niece in Gaza due to Israeli shelling.

"Suddenly, today when there was hope for a cease-fire, on the last day...I was speaking with my children, suddenly they bombed us. The doctor who treats Israeli patients."

His distress is apparent in the two videos below. The first video is when he contacted Israel's Channel 10, speaking through a cell phone in Hebrew as he has throughout the war. His house had just been hit, his daughters had died.

If the subtitles are difficult to read, you can get the video with English voiceover here . And actually, it gives extra information and may be more comprehensive, but the above is extemely moving.

The second is a press conference he gave in Israel and the reaction of some Israeli people after.

Kind of reminds you of the attitude of the people in the following video, Right? Especially the woman at about the 7.02 point.

As ever, I am indebted to Antony Lowenstein's blog for the first video, and Dancewater's blog for the second.

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this cutie was taken by Crazyegg95 in 2005 and is from flickr