11-month-old son of BBC picture editor is killed in Gaza air strike

Sobbing and shaking with unbearable grief, Jihad Masharawi is pictured cradling the body of his murdered 11-month-old son Omar yesterday.

As the might of Israel’s military – gunboats, tanks, and aircraft – pounded the Gaza Strip in pursuit of Islamic militants, Omar was one of 11 young Palestinians killed on a day of brutal fighting in the seemingly interminable conflict in the Middle East.

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Categories: Arab World, Asia, Palestine

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