The assault on Gaza is now into its tenth day. As the death and injury toll continues to rise hospitals are becoming increasingly overwhelmed. Israel however insists there is not a humanitarian crisis.
Mohammed Vall reports now on the latest developments.
YouTube – More children killed as war on Gaza continues – 05 Jan 08.
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YouTube – Headlines for 1/5/09 From Democracy Now.
Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian doctor in Gaza, tells Sky News that the number of civilians injured and killed in Gaza proves that Israel is deliberately attacking the population.
YouTube – Doctor Decries Israeli Attacks.
At the Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza, medical teams are lining up to help the injured and suffering in Gaza. While some of the people hurt in the fighting are being allowed out of Gaza for treatment, many of the doctors are still not being allowed in, as Al-Jazeera’s Rawya Rageh reports.
YouTube – Waiting to treat Gaza’s wounded – 05 Jan 08.
Why has the international community been so slow to call for an immediate ceasefire?
via YouTube – Inside Story – International silence on Gaza – Jan 5 09 – Part 1.