Thursday, January 22, 2009

The destruction in Gaza

Jonathan Miller, a seasoned journalist who has reported from the darkest, most troubled places in the world, gave a report on the destruction of Gaza last night on Channel 4 News. Click here.

He showed the scale of the devastation wrought by the Israeli bombs. He showed villages that had been bulldozed by Israeli tanks, and spoke to the homeless villagers. He spoke to a family whose home had been bulldozed in 2004, who had rebuilt it, and which the Israelis had bulldozed again at one o'clock in the morning two weeks ago. He showed us a Palestinian cemetery that the tanks had driven over, so that families had had to re-inter their dead. He told us that 100 people had been herded into a building which had then been shelled by the Israelis.

Jonathan Miller has reported on the devastation caused by hurricanes, earthquakes and tsunamis, and he said that the destruction he'd seen in Gaza was as bad, or worse than any of these - in Gaza it was caused by the Israeli army.

What has it achieved?

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shihab mogral said...
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Sue Hepworth said...
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Fernando Bolaños said...

I was inspired by the last entries in your blog to write something on mine (sorry, in Spanish). Thanks for your courage. It`s something that keep us humans...

Fernando Bolanos
http://cartastransparentes.wordpress.com

Sue Hepworth said...

Thanks for the comment and the link, Fernando. I have asaked a friend to translate your post for me, as i don't speak Spanish.