Incluyo varios enlaces sobre la muerte de civiles y la destrucción causada por la reciente incursión israelí en Gaza.
The Independent sobre la actuación del ejército israelí, acusado por numerosos observadores de haber infringido las leyes de guerra: A shameful war: Israel in the dock over assault on Gaza.
Israel's initial claim in this and several other incidents was that it was responding to fire from Hamas. The militants could be at fault for "locating military objectives within or near densely populated areas", in the words of the Geneva Conventions. But the conventions also forbid any attack expected to cause death or injury to civilians "which would be excessive in relation to the concrete and direct military advantage anticipated" – a rule Israel is accused of breaking several times. (...)
Israel has continued to contrast what it says are its strenuous efforts to avoid civilian casualties with Hamas's undoubtedly deliberate targeting of civilians with Qassam rockets. There have, however, been several cases in which Palestinian civilians were hit while taking shelter. In other incidents, people in Gaza said they were fired on while seeking to flee to safety, in some cases waving white flags.
In the most widely publicised case, the UN says 80 members of the Samouni family were sheltering in a warehouse hit by missiles early on 5 January, killing 29. Several survivors said they had been ordered by the army to go there the previous day. Meanwhile, Khaled Abed Rabbo said a single soldier shot three of his young daughters from a tank, killing two, as they obeyed orders to flee their home on the outer edge of Jabalya. He suggested it was a deliberate act, The army is investigating, but reaffirms that "the IDF does not target civilians".
Yesterday Mr Rabbo's mother Suad, 54, who was shot in the arm and abdomen at the same time, corroborated his account. She said she, her daughter and her seven-year-old granddaughter were all carrying white flags when they were shot. She did not see the soldier who fired, but insisted there were no Palestinian fighters in the vicinity.
Israel admite finalmente haber usado fósforo blanco y ha iniciado una investigación.
El IDF disputa las cifras de muertos civiles y de Hamas que provienen de fuentes palestinas.
El telediario del británico Channel 4 muestra un reportaje sobre la destrucción en Gaza:
Es imposible que los palestinos vean esta destrucción como "un acto defensivo" (por mucha empatía que le pongan) o den credibilidad a las declaraciones oficiales israelíes en el sentido de que sus objetivos son militares y evitan a toda costa la muerte de civiles. Y las percepciones cuentan, porque Israel tendrá que convivir algún día con esta generación de palestinos que está creciendo en el odio y el resentimiento.