The world's silence at the regular attacks on Gaza has drawn the ire of netizens on Twitter, who have charged that the world no longer views Palestinians as human beings.
Abou Charlie notes:
@Abou_Charlie: It's a good thing Palestinians aren't human, otherwise you might have to care #Gaza is being bombed right now. What an inconvenience!
Tunisian Tounsia Hourra (A Free Tunisian) offers [ar]:
And Leil-Zahra Mortada adds:
@LeilZahra: news of explosions & injured from #Gaza – nothing in mainstream media still, but tweeps from there sounding the alarm! #Palestine
These reactions followed news of an Israel attack on the Gaza Strip, early this morning, which resulted in one dead and five injuries. All are said to be members of the Al Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Palestinian Islamist organization Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
From Gaza, blogger Omar, who describes himself as a journalist and peace activist, kept us updated during the attack via his Twitter account. He explained:
@Omar_Gaza: Just heard an explosion! #Gaza
@Omar_Gaza: Now hearing ambulances after that huge explosion! #Gaza
@Omar_Gaza: Hearing 2 many sirens! #Gaza
Dima, also from Gaza, tweeted her experience during the raid. She wrote:
@dimaeleiwa: and i can hear Israeli warplanes flying over #Gaza … sweet a bombing night !!!
@dimaeleiwa: what i hate about the “bombing nights” is that if i go to sleep an explosion might wake me up !! #Gaza
We don't know how Dima's night went, but this morning, she tweeted:
@dimaeleiwa: thank you F16 for waking me up :/ ~~ #Gaza
@dimaeleiwa: i hear a gun shooting #Sigh #Gaza
Her latest tweet says:
@dimaeleiwa: #ThingsThatShouldSTOP Bombing #Gaza and killing innocent people !