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[Note: All photos for this article are courtesy Sameh Habeeb.]
Sameh Habeeb, a 23-year old freelancer, has been reporting from Gaza every day at his blog Gaza Today. He spoke with our Senior Producer, Lissa Soep via Skype yesturday. In the audio clip above, Sameh tells about witnessing the aftermath of an attack on one of the U.N. schools, and the difficulty of remaining a detached observer when your home ahs been turned into a warzone.
Below is an except from his blog. You can also view more of his photos at his Picasa achive.
Day 11 of Israeli War On Gaza
Death toll 620, injured 3000 and most of them Civilians
By Sameh A. Habeeb, A Photojournalist, Humanitarian & Peace Activist in Gaza Strip.
*Numbers and Figures of Israeli War on Gaza:
*Total death toll: 620 while Wounded: 3000.
*Civilians: 220 children and 130 women killed since the start of this War. Many old men and young people were killed and the number is estimated of 80 and this is all according to the Medical sources.
*Thus, we could say so far: Around 430 civilians killed and 190 are policemen and militants.
* More than 1 thousand child among the wounded!
*11 Ambulances bombed and 4 vans for civil defense hit.
*30 paramedics wounded and 7 killed.