In Gaza, A Stroke Of Luck, Granted and Denied
The carnage goes on in Gaza. Over 500 now dead. The devastation has sparked fury, with hundreds of thousands protesting around the world, Nobel laureates and other public figures demanding an arms embargo against Israel, and an emergency meeting by the U.N. Security Council just announced. Still, the sheer scope of the horror can also numb us into a sort of moral fatigue. Two individual stories of random life and death to make and keep it real: The little boy on the front, brought into Gaza City’s Al-Shifa Hospital along with his brothers suffering from serious injuries, survived, just. A young man who went out into the rubble of Shujaiya to search for his family during a "ceasefire" was shot and killed by an Israeli sniper as human rights workers with him watched, and filmed, in horror. The searing video of his murder is the closest most of us will likely get to the bloodbath now unfolding. Warning: Graphic. With a grimly poignant video from bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families - tagline "We don't want you here" - calling for an end to it all.