Photo: Majzara, the 7-month-old fetus of Shayma Ahmed, who was critically wounded and miscarried when an a missile from an Israeli fighter struck her house in Rafah, Gaza Strip, 22 June 2006.
Shayma’s father-in-law, Dr. Zakariya Ahmed, and his sister, Fatma (3 months pregnant - another fetus!), were killed instantly. Fatma’s two-year-old daughter, Farah Wahba, was moderately injured. Her one-year-old son, Khalid, suffered severe head injuries, and died three days ago, 11 July 2006.
Read the story of how they were killed, here: The Wahbas' last meal
According to the Times, P.M. Olmert “expressed regret…for the killings of Fatima Ahmed and her brother Zakaria”, but but went on to explain that “the lives, security and well-being of the residents of Sderot is even more important”. He did not elucidate on how Fatima and Zakaria Ahmed threatened the lives of the people of Sderot, or how killing their children would enhance security.
Found via Lawrence of Cyberia - do check out more informative blogging over there. These are pictures of Israeli girls writing messages on a shell at a heavy artillery position near Kiryat Shmona, in northern Israel, next to the Lebanese border:
Also read this for a good overview of what the Palestinians have been going through.