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Since the Gaza war began three weeks ago, more than 230 Palestinian children have been killed by Israeli forces, according to UNICEF.
But opinion polls suggest American opinion is becoming more critical of Israel; every Palestinian child killed is another wavering voice in the once near unanimous American blank cheque for Israel.

Palestinian casualty figures early Friday indicated that the current conflict had become the deadliest fighting in the Palestinian territories since 1967.
They showed a slender talent for undergraduate insult, although no evident enthusiasm for actually donning an Israeli army uniform and risking their comfortably upholstered lives to take part in the terrible conflict that has seen so many needless ...
Palestinian militants have fired hundreds of rockets into Israel since the start of the conflict, extending their reach to major cities but causing very few casualties, in part because Israel's Iron Dome defense system has intercepted many of the ...
Mexico, August 1 (RIA Novosti) - Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has suggested setting up orphanages in ALBA member countries for Palestinian children whose parents were killed during Israeli bombings and other military actions, Mexican news agency ...

Is this little boy the 226th Palestinian child to die here since the resumption of this high-intensity conflict? The 228th?
A displaced Palestinian taking shelter at a U.N. school receives treatment at the Kamal Edwan hospital in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip early on July 31, 2014.
Gaza's casualties have piled up much faster than Israel's since bombs began flying three weeks ago, and on July 29's The Lead, CNN host Jake Tapper put the disparity in context during an interview with Israeli spokesperson Mark Regev.
In its strongest criticism yet of Israel's military operations in Gaza, the United States has said the shelling of a UN shelter is "totally indefensible".
Some rockets get through, putting innocent civilians, including children, at deadly risk. Gaza has no equivalent of the dome to protest its children.
... over 75 per cent are civilian and 25 per cent children at the time of writing. Israel, meanwhile, has suffered casualties of 53 soldiers and two civilians, as well as a Thai foreign worker. ... Just two years earlier an Israeli TV personality quit ...
Israel and Islamist militant group Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in their conflict in the Gaza Strip starting on Friday, U.S.
The images of dead and maimed Palestinian children that we're seeing on CNN and the BBC should melt hearts of stone. ... At least this time around (unlike in the lead up to the neocon-driven invasion of Iraq) the global media's coverage appears to be a ...
We remind everybody that if an attack is expected to cause 'excessive incidental civilian casualties' in relation to the concrete and direct military advantage anticipated, it must be canceled or suspended.
On the pro-Israel side, too, many respond callously to the soaring numbers of Palestinian casualties or even deny the veracity of these reports, place sole blame on Hamas for the deaths of civilians, and take Hamas's actions as permission to demonize ...
Palestinian children, wounded during fighting between Israeli forces and Hamas militants in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, are treated on the floor of an emergency room Thursday at the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya.

Israeli bombardments in the early hours of Wednesday killed two Palestinian children, medics said, as a bloody Gaza conflict entered its 23rd day.
At a moment when the Hamas terrorists in Gaza have horrified the world by the extent of their evil in using Palestinian children as slave labor to build underground tunnels in Sinai and as human shields in Gaza in their strategy to kill Jews and ...
Palestinian children look through a store shutter at ambulances transporting casualties during Israeli offensive, in Gaza City.
In the ad by the group B'Tselem, a solemn voice reads the names and ages of Palestinian children who were killed in the war.
Similarly, the Israel Broadcasting Authority banned a radio broadcast produced by a human rights organization because it included the names of some of the Palestinian children who have died in Israel's shelling. In a climate where almost any dissent is ...
NEW YORK, July 31 (KUNA) -- UN top humanitarian chief Valerie Amos and UNRWA Commissioner General Pierre Krahenbuhl on Thursday said the desperate situation in Gaza has reached unprecedented levels, amid Palestinian accusation that what is ...
Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday there is "no promise" of a negotiated cease-fire between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip, but he said the U.S.
Even a cursory examination of the casualty figures I noted above indicates quite clearly that this is no war, but a one-sided slaughter.
By persistently placing their most impoverished women and children in harm's way - especially in those areas from which they launched terrorist rockets into Israel - Palestinian terrorist leaders deliberately created Palestinian casualties. There is ...
At least 107 Palestinians have been killed and 200 injured in Israeli attacks since midnight Wednesday on the 23rd day of the Ghaza offensive, taking the death toll to 1341.
Let us not descend to this game of differentiating Palestinian civilians, or even Palestinian children, from Palestinian "combatants.
The army said 125 rockets were fired from Gaza, some reaching deep into Israel, causing no casualties or damage. Hamas said it fired four rockets toward Tel Aviv.
The more than 240 Palestinian children who have died represent at least 29 percent of civilian casualties, the United Nations children's Fund, UNICEF, said in a statement, adding that another six children in Israel had been wounded from Gaza rocket fire.
As Israel's assault claims the lives of hundreds of Palestinian children, there's no doubt that it's a form of collective punishment.
The more than 240 Palestinian children who have died represent at least 29 percent of civilian casualties, the United Nations children's Fund, UNICEF, said in a statement.
Palestinian children lay on the floor at the Abu Hussein U.N. school, hit by an Israeli strike earlier, in the Jabalya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Palestinian children lay on the floor at the Abu Hussein U.N. school, hit by an Israeli strike earlier, in the Jabalya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Palestinian children lay on the floor at the Abu Hussein U.N. school, hit by an Israeli strike earlier, in the Jabalya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Palestinian children lie on the floor at the Abu Hussein U.N. school, hit by an Israeli strike earlier, in the Jebaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Palestinian children lay on the floor at the Abu Hussein U.N. school, hit by an Israeli strike earlier, in the Jabalya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Jerusalem (AP) - Despite Israeli casualties and world criticism, a near-consensus in Israel supports the government's conduct of the Gaza war, views Hamas as the aggressor and considers outsiders' moralizing as hypocritical, ignorant or both.
This is in response to Katharine Gregg's recent column ("Can't Israel give just a little?" The Telegraph, July 29) positing that, if only Israel would just be nice to Hamas terrorists, they would see the light and suddenly abandon their goal of ...
Palestinian children lay on the floor at the Abu Hussein U.N. school, hit by an Israeli strike earlier, in the Jabalya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Jerusalem - Despite Israeli casualties and world criticism, a near-consensus in Israel supports the government's conduct of the Gaza war, views Hamas as the aggressor and considers outsiders' moralizing as hypocritical, ignorant or both.
Palestinian children lay on the floor at the Abu Hussein U.N. school, hit by an Israeli strike earlier, in the Jabalya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
A Palestinian child, wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a UN school in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, receives treatment at Kamal Edwan hospital in Beit Lahia early on July 30.
Israeli bombardments in the early hours of Wednesday killed two Palestinian children, medics said, as a bloody Gaza conflict entered its 23rd day.
Western eyes and ears consider it a dubious choice, but Hamas never hid its position on the matter: it does not mind Palestinian children dying so long as it serves its political objectives. ... these images is the reason that Hamas intentionally ...
"The more than 240 Palestinian children who have died in the conflict represent at least 29 per cent of civilian casualties," UNICEF said in a statement, adding that another six children in Israel had been wounded from Gaza rocket fire. So far, The ...
Palestinian sources have recorded that 160 young Palestinian children have died in the construction of these tunnels. The hundreds of tons of concrete and other materials used in their construction were ... No mention was made of the unprecedented ...
U.N. secretary general Ban Ki-Moon said U.N. staff were among the casualties and that more than 100,000 Gazans have sought refuge in U.N.
Faiza Al-Tanboura had not spoken for 21 days since a missile strike destroyed her home. In the early hours of this morning she found her voice: "The children.
Is this little boy the 226th Palestinian child to die here since the resumption of this high-intensity conflict? The 228th?


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