David Edwards and Stephen C. Webster
Published: Monday January 5, 2009
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Doctor estimates 2,000 – 2,500 civilian casualties
Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian doctor working in Gaza, told Sky News on Monday that that he believes Israel is deliberately attacking the Palestinian population, not just targeting Hamas as Israeli authorities have said numerous times.
“Just a little bit more than an hour ago, the Israelis bombed the central food market in Gaza City and we had a mass influx of about 50 injured and between 10 and 15 killed,” said Gilbert, on the phone with Sky News.
Between this and the two UN schools the Israelis have bombed, I think Olmert’s intentions are clear: thin the herd of Palestinians before he loses power.