Palestinian kids vs. Corporal Shalit… which get more attention?

Originally published 9/27/06:

Have you heard of any of these names more often than the name of Galid Shalit in the media?  Have you heard of any of these names?

Bara Nasser Habib, 3 (hit by shrapnel to the head and body, Gaza City, 26 July)

Shahed Saleh Al-Sheikh Eid, 3 days old (bled to death after airstrike, Al-Shouka, 4 August)

Rajaa Salam Abu Shaban, 3 (died of fractured skull in air raid, Gaza City, 9 August)

Jihad Selmi Abu Snaima, 14 (killed by a shell, Al-Shoukha, 10 september)

Khaled Nidal Wahba, 15 months (died of wounds from an airstrike, 10 July)

Rawan Farid Hajjaj, 6 (killed with his mother and sister in an airstrike, Gaza City, 8 July)

Anwar Ismail Abdul Ghani Atallah, 12 (shot in the head, Erez, 5 July)

Shadi Yousef Omar 16 (shot in the chest by IDF, Beit Lahya, 7 July)

Mahfouth Farid Nuseir, 16 (killed by missile while playing football, Beit Hanoun, 11 July)

Ahmad Ghalib Abu Amsha, 16, (killed by missile while playing football, Beit Hanoun, 11 July)

Ahmad Fathi Shabat, 16 (killed by missile while playing football, Beit Hanoun, 11 July)

Walid Mahmoud El-Zeinati, 12 (died of shrapnel wounds, Gaza City, 11 July)

Basma Salmeya, 16 (killed in Israeli airstrike, 12 July, Jabalia)

Somaya Salmeya, 17 (killed in Israeli airstrike, 12 July, Jabalia)

Aya Salmeya, 9 (killed in Israeli airstrike, Jabalia, 12 July)

Yehya Salmeya, 10 (killed in Israeli airstrike, Jabalia, 12 July)

Nasr Salmeya, 7 (killed in Israeli airstrike, Jabalia, 12 July)

Huda Salmeya, 13 (killed in Israeli airstrike, Jabalia, 12 July)

Eman Salmeya, 12 (killed in Israeli airstrike, Jabalia, 12 July)

Raji Omar Jaber Daifallah, 16 (died of shrapnel wounds from missile, Gaza City, 13 July)

Ali Kamel Al-Najjar, 16 (killed by Israeli tank shell, Al-Maghazi refugee camp, 19 July)

Ahmed Ali Al-Na’ami, 16 (killed by Israeli tank shell, Al-Maghazi refugee camp, 19 July)

Ahmed Rawhi Abu Abdu, 14 (killed by drone missile, Al Nusairat refugee camp, 19 July)

Mohammed ‘awad Muhra, 14 (killed by Israeli bullet to the chest, Al-Maghazi refugee camp, 20 July)

Fadwa Faisal Al-‘arrouqi, 13 (died from shrapnel wounds, Gaza City, 20 July)

Saleh Ibrahim Nasser, 14 (killed by artillery fire, Beit Hanoun, 24 July)

Khitam Mohammed Rebhi Tayeh, 11 (killed by artillery fire, Beit Hanoun, 24 July)

Ashraf ‘abdullah ‘awad Abu Zaher, 14 (shot in the back, Khan Younis, 25 July)

Nahid Mohammed Fawzi Al-Shanbari, 16 (killed by artillery fire, Beit Hanoun, 31 July)

‘aaref Ahmed Abu Qaida, 14 (killed by artillery fire, Beit Hanoun, 1 August)

Anis Salem Abu Awad, 12 (killed by airstike, Al-Shouka, 2 August)

Ammar Rajaa Al-Natour, 17 (killed by drone missile, Al Shouka, 5 August)

Kifah Rajaa Al-Natour, 15 (killed by drone missile, Al Shouka, 5 August)

Ibrahim Suleiman Al-Rumailat, 13 (killed by drone missile, Al Shouka, 5 August)

Ahmed Yousef ‘abed ‘aashour, 13 (killed by missile fire, Beit Hanoun, 14 August)

Mohammed ‘abdullah Al-Ziq, 14 (killed by drone missile, Gaza City, 29 August)

Nidal ‘abdul ‘aziz Al-Dahdouh, 14 (killed by rifle fire, Gaza City, 30 August)

Jihad Selmi Abu Snaima, 14 (killed by artillery fire, Rafah, 10 September)

All of these Palestinian kids have been killed in the IDF’s search for Galid Shalit.  Of course, had Palestinians killed Israeli kids in search for the Muamar brothers (kidnapped by the IDF the day before Shalit was captured), it may be a different story?

http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=107&ItemID=11061

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