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January 5th, 2009
10:22 PM ET

Gaza hospital overflowing


CNN's Christiane Amanpour reports on a Gaza hospital overflowing with casualties, many of them civilians.

Program Note: Watch Christiane Amanpour report live from Jerusalem tonight on AC360° at 10pm.


Filed under: Christiane Amanpour • Israel • Middle East • Palestine • T1
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  1. Rene Addicott

    Being a civilian in a place such as Gaza is surely terrifying. With only a tiny element of the population aggravating the Israeli's to the point of war must be frustrating I'm sure. We are fortunate here in North America that regional or civil wars have not broken out in the last 60 years and I'm sure the whole situation over in Gaza is chaotic at best. I hope the Israeli military can get things done quick....and realy start to evacuate the wounded civilians.

    You and your crew stay safe over there Christiane, truly excellent reporting .......you are my favorite.

    January 6, 2009 at 8:08 am |
  2. TOM

    Norwegian medics say that some of the victims who have been wounded since Israel began its attacks on the Gaza Strip on December 27 have traces of depleted uranium in their bodies.
    There are also reports that the Israeli Army is using both cluster bombs in the northern part of the Strip, as well as White Phosphorus, an incendiary weapon used by the United States in Iraq (which would explain the large flare-like explosions unseen before in Gaza).

    January 6, 2009 at 7:03 am |
  3. Erika

    Anderson, while you are there, please spend a day in Sderot, a real 24h there. Please keep in mind that once you hear the sirens, youhave 15 seconds to find a shelter. Spend a whole day there, and try to imagine leaving that every day of your life during 8 years. Put yourself in the children's shoes, who have always been living with that in mind, where is the closest shelter? Maybe if you dare trying it, if you go there, you will understand the truth about what is going on. Israel is just protecting her citizens from being terrorized by Hamas.
    After that, please tell us how you feel....
    I hope you'll try it,
    Sincerely,
    Erika

    January 6, 2009 at 3:09 am |
  4. jody thoompson

    Stay safe and prayers for peace. Your reports have been amazing. Thank you!!

    January 6, 2009 at 2:26 am |
  5. Dara

    Finally!
    The mainstream media is starting to show what is really happening in there.

    January 6, 2009 at 1:44 am |
  6. J.V.Hodgson

    Is the message not sufficviently loud and clear. This is not war it unadulterated slaughter of civilians in revenge for four Israeli deaths at the last count.
    Worse still they have put negotiations to settle back years and it will escalate terrorism to higher levels elswhere in the world and Israel could not care less.
    The Israeli government ( with bush support) is as bad as Milosevic, and Mugabe, and have declared a holocaust on Hamas muslims in Gaza/Palestine. Tut, tut says the Israeli government some collateral civilian deaths are inevitable but we did not do it on purpose.. give me a break!!
    We all need a solution and only outright unequivocal condemnation of Israel by all nations is appropriate in the current situation, or have a global Jihad. For which many thanks. ( Sarcastically of course.)
    Regards,
    Hodgson.

    January 6, 2009 at 1:34 am |
  7. cliechtenstein

    Seeing kids like this is a tear jerker. These people need an airlift of medicine, water and food. There are legit groups forming to help, and you should check out these groups first. The I suggest people do what they can to donate supplies and food, or the funding for that.

    January 6, 2009 at 1:09 am |
  8. Rob Friso

    Well I wonder how many of these people in the hospitals overflowing with casualties are some of the same people who asked the world for sympathy for their cause, who asked for the world to come to their rescue, who asked that israelies be condemned for their actions which they have taken to defend themselves, and I wonder how many of these people were the ones dancing in the streets during the fall of the twin towers during 911. There is an old saying " you reap what you sew".

    January 6, 2009 at 12:14 am |
  9. Amanda Walton

    I can't imagine how you keep yourself together Christiane with so much you've witnessed. I admire you so much for your strength and what you bring to so many of us only able to witness the world through your eyes. Stay Safe, God Bless and prayers for peace

    January 5, 2009 at 10:58 pm |