Gaza: Israel kills 6, including 4 young siblings

29/04/2008 — Another Israeli massacre against the Palestinian children in Gaza and the international community no see, no hear and no speak. Four members of one family, including a woman and four of her children, aged one to five, their mother and a Palestinian resistance fighter were martyred during Israeli military operations in the Gaza Strip on Monday, Palestinian emergency services said.

Mussab Abu Maateq, one, Hana Abu Maateq, three, Rudeina Abu Maateq, four, and Saleh Abu Maateq, five, were killed along with their mother when a tank shell hit their home in Beit Hanun, doctors at the Kamal Radwan hospital said. Ten people were reportedly injured in the incident, three of them sustaining serious to critical wounds, and one person was trapped under the rubble. A Palestinian source in the Strip said that a member of the al-Quds Brigades, the Islamic Jihad’s military wing, was also martyred by Israeli occupation army soldiers.

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The choice of non-violence: Our strategy for Palestine

Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi

Sixty years after the Naqba, the catastrophe, Palestinians are still without a state. They are living under occupation, many are in refugee camps, others are scattered around the world, and a part of the Palestinian people are no more than second class citizens in Israel itself. The Palestinian struggle to achieve freedom and independence is therefore firstly a struggle to exist as a people. In this endeavour, resistance is essential. Resistance through memory, resistance through unwavering demands for their rights, resistance against open or covert attempts to displace them and take their land from them.

But what sort of resistance?

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