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Monday, July 14, 2014

Updates on Gaza-Israel Tragedy

Latest figures from U.N. find 174 deaths and 1,100 injuries in Gaza in recent days, with "sizeable" number of women and children (earlier non-combatants were said to be 70 to 80 percent).   Israel has shot down a small, unarmed, Hamas drone.  "With a price tag of well over $1 million each, 'using a Patriot to shoot down a UAV is like using a shotgun to kill a fly,' ABC News military consultant Steve Ganyard said."  But when the U.S. is basically paying....

Note NYT at end of story relating that rockets from Gaza have caused injuries and property damage without delineating--which would mean disclosing only a handful of injuries and very little property damage.   Also, Israeli police have shot and killed a young Palestinian man in the restive West Bank, no doubt inspiring more outrage there. (Photo a left:  graves dug for 17 in one Gaza family over the weekend.)

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