Monday, July 24, 2006

"What Happened?"

Anthony Shadid of the Washington Post also has a piece about the enormous toll the war in Lebanon is having on civilians. I think the family Shadid writes about in the article opening is the same family described in the CNN article. Shadid does a good job of conveying the indiscriminateness of Israel's airstrikes.

"Are there any armed men here? Is there any resistance here?" asked Ali Najm, a physician helping to treat the injured in Tyre. He surveyed the wounded, struggling to maintain the detachment of a medical professional and suppress the anger of a neighbor watching a war that he said he did not understand. "There is no aim to this," he said. "They are innocent people. They are carrying white flags, and they're trying to escape."

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