My parents back in Philly were freaking out. I talked to my mom for the first time in three weeks today. It was very traumatic. But it’s over and my prayers were answered. All I kept asking God for was to be able to see my parents again. . .U.S.-born soldier serving in Gaza since the start of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead
Mom, you’re the best most wonderful mom in the whole world. I’d give you a shekel just to prove it but I don’t want to waste the money. . .My 7-year-old son
What happened to the good old days when you could kill people and dispose of the bodies in a field and nobody had to know anything? Now you have to fill out paperwork, file reports and account for every single dead person! God! . . .Anonymous person in Tel Aviv cafe
We heard some stories in Gaza about miracles that made me think: The messiah is here. It’s time. It’s finally time. The messiah has come. . .Israeli soldier at Gaza military base
“My daughters, they killed them, Oh Lord. God, God, God.”. . .Gaza physician, Dr. Izeldeen Abuelaish sobbing during a phone interview following the deaths of his three daughters and a niece after an Israeli army shell penetrated the wall of their home.
“I think this broadcast will change public opinion in Israel. . .It feels to me as if some of our audience is seeing and hearing about the high price ordinary Palestinians are paying in this conflict for the first time.”. . . Israeli television journalist Alon Ben David in an interview with the BBC after airing Dr. Izeldeen Abuelaish’s anguished phone call.