"AS THE Palestinian death toll in Gaza passed 600, the UN children’s agency Unicef reported that a third of them were children.
Not included in that figure were the numerous unborn children that Israel has killed in the last three weeks.
Three pregnant mothers were among the 25 members of the Abu Jamaa family who were killed on 20 July, when Israeli forces struck a house near Khan Younis, without warning. The dead included 18 children and five women. The family was eating iftar, the meal that breaks the Ramadan fast.
Just as this family was being slaughtered, by an indisputable Israeli war crime, the US secretary of state John Kerry gave an interview in which he said, Israel’s attack on Gaza was an “appropriate and legitimate effort” to defend itself.”