Dead Children

Dead children, that's what it comes down to in the end. When people ask me about living in Jerusalem and covering the second Palestinian Intifada for The Independent in 2002-4, one memory always comes back. A hospital mortuary in Gaza. The staff opened up the refrigerators where they kept the bodies. And in refrigerator after refrigerator, there were dead children. That memory came back again today, when I heard the news that an Israeli air strike had killed the head of Hamas' military … [Read more...]