**ambulance which Arafa Abd al Dayem was loading when he was shelled by an Israeli tank dart bomb, dying shortly after being shredded by the thousands of razor-sharp darts. The ambulance was unrecoverable until two days ago, when access finally became possible to the Attrata area where Arafa was murderded and where corpses lay unretrieved.
10:12 am. 1st Day of “Cease-fire” January 18
F-16 rips overhead, very low, very loud, terrifying.Newly terrified children’sscreams. Drones buzz. People venturing home on foot, donkey cart, taxi…
**4 people killed this day by Israeli forces: 2 farmers in southern Gaza, a mother, a child in Beit Hanoun.
8 am, January 19, 2009
There is shelling now, sounds like the navy shooting, but in comparison to the incredibly powerful air bombing, it sounds like a game.I can’t tell where along the coast shelling is happening, but I did hear it throughout the night.
Still, for the past weeks, we’ve heard and felt so much more that this small amount of noise and destruction is almost unnoticeable.
7:24 am, January 20, 2009
Woke up half hour ago to the thump of shelling from the sea. Shelling continues. Don’t know the target, but heard that yesterday’s shelling (from the sea, intermittent throughout the day) was at least near southern Khan Younis.
Drones still noisy overhead.
On the first day of the ceasefire, 102 dead bodies were reported to have been recovered, accounted for, including another 17 from the Samouni family which had been shot-point blank or killed by the bombing of the house which they were locked into.Another 23 on the second day.These are still largely bodies from the surface. Many more will be found under the rubble when it is finally moved, they unearthed.
Already, having only had the time to visit some of the many destroyed houses in the Ezbet Abed Rabbo (east of Jabaliya), the Attatra region (in the northwest), the Wafa rehabilitation hospital in the east, the targeted, bombed Red Crescent centre east of Jabaliya, and a school in the north, I have many, many things to tell, photos to show.I have pages of notebooks and will share them as quickly as possible.At the same time, the need to be out documenting and taking these photos and testimonies is so strong that I can’t share these things all at once, there isn’t enough time.But what people are uncovering here is certainly more evidence of the war crimes Israeli authorities perpetrated here, unquestionably.