Saturday, November 26, 2005

Hard News: Life Goes On in Fallujah's Rubble

The story of Falluja continues.

Let us remember that it all began with a peaceful protest against US forces taking over a school. Just as in Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland 15 people were shot dead, when someone thought they heard a gun shot.

Violence just escalates. Murder leads to murder. Civilised people become barbarians. That is the way of war, especially an unjust war.

Hard News: Life Goes On in Fallujah's Rubble: "Dahr Jamail

SAN FRANCISCO, California, Nov 23 (IPS) - A year after the U.S.-led 'Operation Phantom Fury' damaged or destroyed 36,000 homes, 60 schools and 65 mosques in Fallujah, Iraq, residents inside the city continue to suffer from lack of compensation, slow reconstruction and high rates of illness.

The Study Centre for Human Rights and Democracy based in Fallujah (SCHRD) estimates the number of people killed in the city during the U.S.-led operation in October and November 2004 at 4,000 to 6,000, most of them civilians. Mass graves were dug on the outskirts of the city for thousands of the bodies."

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