Gaza: As Cease-fire Collapses, Death Toll Passes 1,400

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AP is reporting: “A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah [in Gaza], with 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying one of its soldiers may have been abducted.”

Time magazine reports “White House: Shelling Of U.N. School in Gaza ‘Totally Indefensible’” while Stars and Stripes notes: “DOD releases arms to Israel, official says.”

Middle East Eye reports: “The death toll in Gaza surpassed 1,370 on Thursday. 1,417 Palestinians were killed during Israel’s three week long Operation Cast Lead during 2008-9.

FARAH BAKER, [in Gaza] farah.basil1998 at gmail.com,

Baker is a 16-year-old Palestinian. Millions have seen her posts on Twitter in the last week: .

REFAAT ALAREER, refatr17 at gmail.com,

Currently in Malaysia, Alareer’s wife and children are in Gaza. He recently wrote “The story of my brother, martyr Mohammed Alareer” for the ElectronicIntifada.net. His brother played a well known character on a children’s television program in Gaza — the Palestinian equivalent of Big Bird — and was killed in an Israeli attack. Alareer is editor of the book Gaza Writes Back. His blog is thisisgaza.wordpress.com.

MOHAMMED ALQATTAWI, [in Gaza] alqattawi at live.com,

Alqattawi is an English-speaking cousin of Salem Shammaly, who was killed in an Israeli attack. He is profiled in “When you find your missing son getting murdered on Camera.”

NOURA ERAKAT, [in U.S.] nourae at mac.com,

Erakat just wrote the piece “Israeli operation not about security” for USA Today. She is a human rights attorney, an assistant professor at George Mason University and a co-founder of Jadaliyya, an e-zine that focuses on the Middle East.

JOE CATRON, [in Gaza] joecatron at gmail.com,

A U.S. citizen in Gaza, Catron was recently profiled in “Inside a Gaza Hospital Under Israeli Rocket Fire.” He was at the El-Wafa geriatric Hospital in Gaza City when it was bombed by the Israeli military. He just highlighted a video on his Twitter feed: “War crime: video shows sniper killing of wounded” and wrote “Now diplomacy has failed, boycotting Israel might be the only way we can protect the people of Gaza.”

YOUSEF AL-HELOU, al-helou.y at hotmail.com,

Yousef Al-Helou is the Gaza-based correspondent for The Real News and a freelance reporter. He just completed his masters in journalism at Oxford University. He just tweeted: “Rafah is isolated, under heavy random tank shelling, aerial bombardments.”

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