Thursday, January 22, 2009

Berkeley memorial for 437 Gaza children murdered by "Israel".

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The Daily Californian
Thursday, Jan 22, 2009

"Student Groups Clash Over Gaza Strip Protest"


"A coalition of students holding a memorial for Palestinian victims of the recent conflict in the Gaza Strip were met with a counter-protest by pro-Israeli students yesterday.

"The memorial, which was erected by students from the Gaza Solidarity Coalition around 9 a.m., comprised 210 coffins as well as signs commemorating children who died during the conflict.

"According to the Associated Press, at least 1,259 Palestinians and 13 Israelis died in the conflict, which began Dec. 27. Israel and Hamas both declared separate cease-fires Sunday...."


"Gaza death toll: 1 330 "

NEWS 24 (South Africa)

January 22, 2009,,2-10-1462_2457197,00.html

Gaza City - Israel's war on Gaza killed 1 330 people, at least half of them civilians, and wounded 5 450 others, Palestinian medics said on Thursday in a final toll of the offensive.

Among the dead were 437 children under 16, 110 women, 123 elderly men, 14 medics and four journalists, according to Muawiya Hassanein, the head of Gaza medical services.

The wounded include 1,890 children and 200 people in serious condition, he said. Six hundred injured people have been transferred outside Gaza for treatment.

Israel unleashed its Operation Cast Lead on the Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip on December 27 in response to rocket fire from the territory and brought it to an end last Sunday with a ceasefire.

On the Israeli side, three civilians and 10 soldiers died in combat and rocket strikes and dozens were wounded, according to official figures.