January 18, 2009

Israeli fire killed interviewee's 3 daughters just before airtime

When Israel's Channel 10 prepared to check in with Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish in Gaza for his daily telephone update on the conflict, viewers were gripped as a personal tragedy played out live on their evening news. Moments before airtime, an Israeli strike had hit the doctor's home in Gaza, killing three of his daughters. A niece also was killed.

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