BBC correspondent’s view on Gaza July 1, 2006Posted by elizabethwong in International, Readings.
“The crisis surrounding Corporal Shalit has caused huge international concern. The French President, Jacques Chirac, the Pope and the United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan, have all appealed for a peaceful outcome….
“A few weeks ago the Israeli air force struck at a leading militant on a busy street in Gaza. The blast caught the Amin family as they passed in their car.
“A little girl called Mariyah had her spinal cord cut by a bit of shrapnel. She will never move her arms or legs again, she will never even be able to breathe again without the help of a machine, and she is only three years old.
“Her mother, her grandmother and her brother all died in the Israeli attack. But the Amin family’s tragedy went almost unremarked in the wider world – Jacques Chirac, the Pope and Kofi Annan said nothing.”