Written by Ann for PULSE
January 6, 2010 at 12:25 am
The extended Al Samouni family, some 48 men, women and children, were targeted in their homes by the israeli occupation forces in the south of Gaza. Almost all of them were murdered. Thirteen-year-old Almaza – ‘Jewel’ – is one of the very few who survived the attack in which 30 members of her family died, many before her own eyes. A Girl Called Jewel is Almaza’s story, an eye-witness account of the war in Gaza from Al Jazeera’s Witness program. Also see Nadia Hijab’s When Does It Become Genocide?