"Palestine witnesses relate(d) acts of 'genocide.' " Salah Al Sammouni testified. On January 5, 2009, Israel murdered 21 family members. He lost his father, mother, and infant daughter.
Dozens of other family members were injured. Salah's home was bombed three times. Doing so had no military significance. It was done to terrorize civilians.
He recounted "screaming, shouting and crying. Blood was everywhere. I lifted my daughter and she had wounds on her neck and stomach."
"She was dead. Then I heard my wife calling my name. I went to her. There were a lot of dead bodies on top of her. Then, I slowly pulled her out. She was injured and she was covered in blood. Three of my sons were badly injured and the other one had difficulties in breathing even now."
Mahmoud Al Sammouni was aged 12 during Cast Lead. He saw Israeli soldiers shoot his father in cold blood. F-16s were terror bombing. Israeli soldiers shot everyone in sight.
His four-year old brother was shot "twice in the chest and once in the head." Four of his older brothers were shot "in their legs and behind the ear."
He "walked barefooted" to Al Shifa Hospital for help.
"We went to the main road. Along the way we saw a lot of blood on the street, spent bullet shells, shoes. Iron and metal pieces were all across the street so that no one could pass."
"The soldiers were shooting randomly and people were scared. As we walked along the road, we saw a tank at the side of the road. It was facing the other way."
"When the soldiers saw us, the tank was turned in our direction and they shot right above our heads."
Other testimonies were riveting. Israel again is terrorizing Gaza. So far it's short of invasion. Eight days of terror bombing struck over 1,500 sites. Death and injury tolls keep mounting. Mass destruction was caused.
Israel bears full responsibility. Gaza again is its terror bombing victim. Who knows when this will end. Palestinians know what ebbs will again flow whenever Israel wishes. That's how rogue states operate. Israel is one of the worst.
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