As diplomatic efforts to end the fighting continued the people of Gaza know it will take more than words to restore the coastal enclave to what it once was.
Israeli aircraft still criss cross the skies on what military commanders say are missions to eradicate tunnels and caches of arms. Fifty targets were attacked in the most recent wave of bombings. Another United Nations School suffered a direct hit killing two children. John Ging, the head of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza, said: “After all the other incidents that we have had throughout this conflict and the assurances and the reassurances, yet again this morning, two young children, two young children, five and seven years old – they are indisputably innocent. They are as indisputably innocent as they are dead.” An estimated 45,000 Gazans, have fled the battle zones, to take shelter in UN run schools. But aid agencies say the fighting has hampered their efforts to supply the people with food and medical care, as well as endangering the lives of their staff.