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Anguish in Gaza

HuffPo UK:

Jihad Misharawi, of BBC Arabic, lost baby Omar after his house was struck in Israel’s air strike on Wednesday.

Mr Misharawi’s sister-in-law was killed and his brother was seriously injured in the attack.

As in Iraq, as in Afghanistan, I want no part of “fighting terrorism” this way. It’s not fighting it, but instead waging it.

Mattt tweeted a link to the WaPo’s story.

An Israeli round hit Misharawi’s four-room home in Gaza Wednesday, killing his son, according to BBC Middle East bureau chief Paul Danahar, who arrived in Gaza earlier Thursday. Misharawi’s sister-in-law was also killed, and his brother wounded. Misharawi told Danahar that, when the round landed, there was no fighting in his residential neighborhood.

“We’re all one team in Gaza,” Danahar told me, saying that Misharawi is a BBC video and photo editor. After spending a “few hours” with his grieving colleague, he wrote on Twitter, ”Questioned asked here is: if Israel can kill a man riding on a moving motorbike (as they did last month) how did Jihad’s son get killed.”

This young life…

Omar Misharawi (Jihad Misharawi, via Paul Danahar)

…there are no words.

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