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Wednesday, February 20, 2008


U.S.-backed baby-killing continues in Gaza

A 2-year-old child died at a Gaza hospital today after the Israeli authorities barred his transfer to a hospital abroad for further medical treatment. His death raised the number of Palestinian patients who have died due to the siege of Gaza to 98, including 17 children, including some as young as 1 1/2 months.

Last year, exactly two Israeli residents of Sderot were killed by Palestinian rocket attacks which the siege of Gaza is allegedly aimed at stopping; five more were killed elsewhere for a total of 7 Israelis.

Not including the 98 patients who died without the use of bullets, 373 Palestinians were killed by Israeli gun or rocketfire in 2007; 35 percent (131) were civilians. That's "good news," because it's down from the 657 Palestinians killed by IDF fire in 2006, 54 percent of whom (355) were civilians.

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