The assault on Gaza is entering its 19th day with no end in sight. Israel continues its intense bombardment of the territory as Israeli troops edge closer to the heart of Gaza City.
Nearly 1,000 Palestinians have been killed, more than 4,400 injured, many of them women and children.
Thirteen Israelis have died over the same period, 10 of them soldiers. We speak with Oxford professor Avi Shlaim. He served in the Israeli army in the mid-1960s and is widely regarded as one of the worlds leading authorities on the Israeli-Arab conflict.
Israel is coming under increasing criticism for its possible use of banned and experimental munitions. Human Rights Watch has accused Israel of illegally firing white phosphorousthat causes horrific burns if it comes in contact with the skinover crowded refugee camps in Gaza.
Medics and human rights groups are also reporting that they are seeing injuries distinctive of another controversial weapon, Dense Inert Metal Explosiveknown as DIMEthat was designed by the US Air Force in 2006.
Those struck by the weapon who survive suffer severe mutilations and internal injuries. We go to the Gaza border to speak with Marc Garlasco of Human Rights Watch and to Norway to speak with Dr. Mads Gilbert who just returned from the Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. He says Gaza is truly a scene from Dantes Inferno.
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* UN Relief Agency Pleads for End to Attack
* Rockets Fired From Lebanon Into Israel
* Gaza Residents: Cemeteries Running Out of Space
* Israel Could Face World Court on Gaza Attack * Iran: Israel Blocks Aid Ship for Gaza
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“Israeli Army Advances in Gaza Neighborhoods,” Al Jazeera TV, Qatar
“Rockets Fired at Kiryat Shimona,” IBA TV, Israel
“Knesset Committee Bans Arab Parties from Elections,” Abu Dhabi TV, UAE
“Gaza Hospitals in Peril,” Dubai TV, UAE
“Close Combat Between Hamas and Israeli Army,” Al Arabiya TV, UAE
“Iran’s Plan for Ceasefire in Gaza,” Al-Alam TV, Iran
“Comparing Weapons Used in Gaza,” Jordan TV, Jordan
Produced for Link TV by Jamal Dajani.