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15 Jul, 2014

Ceaseless conflict in West Asia – The Hindu

Anew dance of death has started in Gaza after Israel began ceaseless rounds of air strikes, following rocket attacks by the Palestinian Hamas. The complete disproportionality of force in response to Hamas’ strikes can be measured in numbers. Over 500 missile strikes by Hamas have not resulted in a single Israeli death. But in sharp contrast, an estimated 165 Palestinians have perished in Israeli air raids. Strikingly, civilian casualties have surged. While the Israelis term the death of non-combatants as “collateral damage”, the unintentional consequence of the focussed targeting of Palestinian “terrorist nests”, many Israeli commentators are energetically countering the official Israeli narrative.

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