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Marino de Medici: 'Forcing' the truce, a cruel illusion

marino-de-medici.jpg At long last, a spokesman of the United Nations Office for Humanitarian Assistance said what his boss, U.N. Secretary General Ban ki-Moon, found so difficult to utter: "There is literally no safe place for civilians (in Gaza)". More than 600 have been killed by the relentless Israeli bombardment from air, land and sea. Five hundred homes have been destroyed, many of them with entire families inside them.

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Marino de Medici: Gaza risks becoming a desert

marino-de-medici.jpg A Roman general, Gnaeus Julius Agricula, was the author of a lapidary description of Rome's power, as applied to the destruction of Carthage: "They made it a desert, and they called it peace". It is a judgment that fits the merciless Israeli bombing of Gaza and the killing of hundreds of innocent civilians, many of them children.

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