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Monday, November 19, 2012

Mahatma Ghandi Peace the Only Alternative to Annihilation of Israel, Gaza, Palestine ?

Family Of 12 Murdered In Gaza: 

Rescue workers worked frantically to pick up the debris from "the massive crater where the residential building stood".

Five children were among the 12 members of the extended family that died in the attack.

With darkness quickly falling, a frantic search ... at top speed" has been conducted to see if anyone else is still alive under the rubble.

The deaths in the well-known extended family have left many in Gaza wondering if "anybody is safe ... people really are very worried about their own safety" as a result.

 The death toll since Wednesday to 66.
Update - Israel - 9:37 P.M. The death toll in the IDF attack on a house in the northern Gaza Strip rises to 12, including four children and five women, all of the same family.

Report contains Graphic Images

In photos: Relentless bombing of Gaza, 

The mother of 10-month-old Hanen Tafesh, killed the day before in an Israeli air strike, mourns over her daughter’s body before her funeral in Gaza City, 16 November.(Majdi Fathi / APA images)
World Health Organization warned on Saturday that Gaza’s hospitals “are overwhelmed with casualties from Israel’s bombings and face critical shortages of drugs and medical supplies,” according to the Reuters news agency (“Gaza hospitals stretched, need supplies to treat wounded: WHO”).
Reuters adds: “the WHO, quoting Health Ministry officials in Gaza, said 382 people have been injured - 245 adults and 137 children.” Gaza’s health facilities were already “severely over stretched mainly as a result of the siege of Gaza,” the UN organization said.
Meanwhile, Palestinian resistance groups fired more long-rage rockets towards Tel Aviv, and sirens were heard in Jerusalem for the first time. Gaza groups also fired short-range rockets, many of them intercepted by the Iron Dome system, according to Israeli media. Rockets were also reported to have been fired from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Three Israeli civilians were killed by a rocket fired from Gaza on Thursday.
Protests against Israel’s assault on Gaza erupted across the West Bank, where protesters clashed with Israeli soldiers. According to the Ma’an News Agency, five Palestinian citizens of Israel were detained at a protest in Jerusalem’s Beit Hanina neighborhood and ten persons were detained by Israel at protests in Gaza across the West Bank yesterday. Israeli forces also arrested protesters outside Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday.

Solidarity demonstrations continue to be held in dozens of cities worldwide (a continuously updated list can be found here).

Palestinian mourners carry the bodies of Tahrir Salman and Mohammed Salman in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahia, 16 November. The two civilians were killed when an Israeli warplane attacked a number of civilians who were in the garden of a house belonging to Ghazi Abed Salman, according to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights.(Ashraf Amra / APA images)

Palestinian women mourn four-year-old Mahmoud Raed Sadallah, who was killed following an explosion in Jabaliya, Gaza Strip, 16 November.(Anne Paq / ActiveStills)

Emergency workers dig out a wounded man buried under sand after an Israeli air strike took place near his car in the northern Gaza Strip, 15 November.(Mohammed Salem / Reuters)

A damaged UN-run school next to the Civil Department of the Ministry of Interior building, bombed earlier in the day in Gaza City’s Tal al-Hawa neighborhood, 17 November. The UN agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) announced that one of its teachers, Marwan Abu El Qumsan, was killed Wednesday by a nearby airstrike.(Anne Paq / ActiveStills)

A damaged home near the Council of Ministers building in Gaza City, which was completely destroyed during an Israeli airstrike earlier in the day, 17 November.(Anne Paq / ActiveStills)

Palestinians inspect a destroyed mosque after an Israeli air strike in Bureij in the central Gaza Strip, 17 November.(Ashraf Amra / APA images)

A Palestinian man carries bones from a grave after an Israeli airstrike on a cemetery in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah, 16 November.(Eyad Al Baba / APA images)

A policeman looks at an unexploded missile fired by an Israeli aircraft in Gaza City, 17 November.(Majdi Fathi / APA images)

Palestinian Prime Minister in the Gaza Strip Ismail Haniyeh and Egypt’s Prime Minister Hisham Kandil observe the treatment of a patient who was wounded during an Israeli strike, Gaza City, 16 November.(Mohammed Ostaz / APA images)

A tank on a flat-bed truck sits at an Israeli gas station on its way to the boundary with Gaza, 17 November.(ActiveStills)

An explosion and smoke are seen after Israeli air strikes in Gaza City, 17 November.(Yasser Gdeeh / Reuters)

Two rockets are launched from Gaza City towards Israel, 16 November.(Naaman Omar / APA images)

Israelis take cover as the Israeli military launches a missile from the Iron Dome defense missile system designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells, south Tel Aviv, 17 November.(Oren Ziv / ActiveStills)

Palestinians react to the sound of an Israeli F-16 warplane flying at low attitude above the ruins of the Civil Department of the Ministry of Interior building, which was completely destroyed in the morning in the Gaza City neighborhood of Tal al-Hawa, 17 November.(Anne Paq / ActiveStills)

Palestinians shop at a central Gaza City market while Israeli aircraft continue to bomb the Gaza Strip, 17 November.(Majdi Fathi / APA images)

Israelis protesting in Tel Aviv carrying signs reading “In Gaza and Sderot the children want to Live,” 15 November.(Oren Ziv / ActiveStills)

Hundreds gather in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to protest Israel’s attacks on the Gaza Strip, 16 November.(Rob Stothard / Polaris)

Demonstrators protest the attacks on Gaza outside Israel’s embassy in central London, 15 November.(Stefan Wermuth / Reuters)

Hundreds march in solidarity with Gaza in Edinburgh, Scotland, 17 November.(Jalal Abukhater)

Demonstrators marched through downtown Boston and rallied outside the Israeli consulate to protest Israel’s bombing of the Gaza Strip, 15 November.