What happened in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead was not a war but a massacre, a massacre of a defenceless, imprisoned and besieged civilian population. The IOF air assault (in the first of 3 weeks) dropped bombs around the clock hitting homes, hospitals, ambulances, UN and Red Cross outposts and compounds, schools, universities and government buildings, with the borders closed and no where in Gaza to seek refuge, “it was like shooting fish in a barrel.” One thousand four hundred murdered with kill ratios of four-fifths being civilians (mostly women and children). For every Israeli citizen killed 100 Palestinian civilians were murdered.
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