Thursday, July 17, 2014

No words, but a feeling of shame

4 boys playing on the beach in Gaza killed by Israeli strike: Boys Drawn to Gaza Beach, and Into Center of Mideast Strife. There are no words, only a feeling of shame. A complete ceasefire is the only possible option.

GAZA CITY — The four Bakr boys were young cousins, the children of Gaza fishermen who had ordered them to stay indoors — and especially away from the beach. But cooped up for nine days during Israeli bombardments, the children defied their parents and went out Wednesday afternoon, the eldest shooing away his little brother, telling him it was too dangerous. 
As they played on and around a jetty in the late-afternoon sun, a blast hit a nearby shack. One boy was killed instantly. The others ran. There was a second blast, and three more bodies littered the sand. One was charred, missing a leg, and another lay motionless, his curly head intact, his legs splayed at unnatural angles.

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