I've asked you three times to tell how many Palestinian children have been killed by the Israelis, Denise, and three times you've avoided answering the question. Not a problem, I understand. It's rather painful, shameful and embarrassing to acknowledge your tax dollars, about 3 billion a year, are going to a country that killed over three hundred children during a three week period. Being born in Gaza is not only a life imprisonment sentence, far too often it's a death sentence.
"The Impact of the Conflict on Children"
"124 Israeli children have been killed by Palestinians and 1,441 Palestinian children have been killed by Israelis since September 29, 2000.
Click chart to enlarge. Source: Remember These Children. (go to link to see chart)
“The majority of these [Palestinian] children were killed and injured while going about normal daily activities, such as going to school, playing, shopping, or simply being in their homes. Sixty-four percent of children killed during the first six months of 2003 died as a result of Israeli air and ground attacks, or from indiscriminate fire from Israeli soldiers.”
- Catherine Cook
Source: Remember These Children, a coalition of groups calling for an end to the killing of children and a fair resolution of the conflict. (View the complete list of the victims, which was last updated on November 20, 2009.)
It appears that Remember These Children has not yet documented a number of the Palestinian children killed during Israel's Dec 27, 2008 - Jan 18, 2009 assault on Gaza. They report only 269 of the Palestinian children killed during that time (and an additional 9 who later died from wounds inflicted during that time period). B'Tselem has documented that Israel killed 318 Palestinian children in Gaza during this time. We do not doubt the validity of this higher number as they are extremely careful in their documentation."
[This message has been edited by JenniferMaxwell (06-20-2010 05:17 PM).]