This short but powerful video is presented by respected British journalist, Jon Snow, for Channel 4 News.

You may remember Snow from his recent gutsy encounter with Israeli spokesperson, Mark Regev, wherein he grilled him on the murder of the four, innocent, Palestinian boys, playing football on the beach.

The report above was recorded on Snow's return from Gaza. It is clear from his words that it was a life changing experience that will stay with him forever.

Please share the video with all your contacts. The world needs to hear eye witness accounts from brave journalists such as him. No doubt he will get a lot of flack for his honest reporting, so please take a minute to thank him directly for his coverage via Twitter: @jonsnowc4.

Video Transcript

I'm back, and in the comfort of this studio it's hard to imagine I was ever away. I don't need to imagine though, because what I saw is still etched in my mind.

What I never knew is what I know now: which is that those people who live in Gaza are mainly, but unbelievably young. The average age is 17. That means that about a quarter of a million are under 10.

And you know, if you know any 10 year olds, seven year olds, five year olds, four year olds, the idea in the looseness of a war zone, that you can control your children – that they won't be somewhere where they can be hit – it is beyond any kind of imagination; you can't hope to control that. So that in a very densely packed urban area, if you decide to throw missiles, shells, and the rest, then undoubtedly you will kill children. And that is what they're doing.

There was one specific moment that stood out above all others, and that was penetrating the third floor of the Shifa hospital, one of two floors dedicated to children. That's where I met Maha, terribly crippled by shrapnel that had penetrated her spine.

That's where I saw this little, 2 1/2 year old, with Panda-sized, huge, suppurating, round, Panda-like wounds that almost prevented her eyes opening at all. They were the consequence of a broken skull and a fractured nose.

I can't get those images out of my mind. I don't think you can either, because they've been everywhere. They are the essence of what is happening in Gaza.

Now of course Hamas, for its part, was throwing rockets into Israel, designed ideally, as they would put it, to kill Israelis. But of course Israel – courtesy of American finance – has invented the most brilliant shield which is keeping absolutely everything out. And that's a big difference. Suffering is amongst the ground troops, mainly 20 year olds, who go in and get killed.

So when I last spoke to the Norwegian doctor who is one of those dealing with the consequences of this bombing, I asked him: how many children have been wounded? They've registered, 1310. How many children dead? 166 – but that number is growing all the time.

That is what makes this something that everyone of us has to confront. We have to know that in some way we actually share some responsibility for those deaths, because for us it is no priority whatever to stop it. Our United Nations, our government, our world is not that interested.

The fact that you're watching this, that you've chosen to watch it, means that you're actually motivated to do something. And that in the end is the greatest hope the people in Gaza have.

We cannot let it go on.

If our reporting is worth anything – if your preparedness to listen, and watch, and read is anything to go by – together, we can make a difference.

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  1. scorpius

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    • Ibrahim

      Nothing but a pathetic attempt at placing the blame of this atrocity on Hamas, when it is clear Israel is committing genocide against the people of Gaza. You’re not fooling anyone with your Hasbara talking points. They no longer hide the truth.

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    • Ismail

      Hamas was founded in 1987, what do you say about the atrocities that took place at the hands of Israel’s psychopathic leaders before then?

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  2. umar farooq

    i hope evrythng wil b olryt in gaza nd ol muslims wil given freedom IN SHA ALLAH….

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  3. gopithomas

    Well, it looks like Saudi Arabia is with Israel –they have not made any comments on the atrocities; they facilitated the man Israel wanted in Egypt – Sissi, they are with Israel on Iran……

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  4. Aliza Salem

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  5. IBelongToGaaza

    From the comment up votes I can see a lot of trolls are up-voting those comments that are in favour or hinting that the Muslims of Gazza are the oppressors.

    How low can one get, they blindly hate us so much that even their innate empathy in replaced by empathy for the life of human beings. Stripped out of such qualities that makes us human we can only sink low to the levels of the Animals, which unfortunately the Zionist “Jews” have sunk to.

    To these people I only quote this Ayah from the Qur’an

    “Allah has promised those who have believed among you and done righteous deeds that He will surely grant them succession [to authority] upon the earth just as He granted it to those before them and that He will surely establish for them [therein] their religion which He has preferred for them and that He will surely substitute for them, after their fear, security, [for] they worship Me, not associating anything with Me. But whoever disbelieves after that – then those are the defiantly disobedient.”

    http://quran.com/24/55

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  6. um faheem kudo

    As-salaam Alaikum,

    This was beautiful piece of bravery by a non-Muslim. While we enjoy our Eid, enjoying our toys, and our new clothes, enjoying our families…our little muslim sisters and brothers are burying their parents, lying crippled in the hospital and can’t even enjoy their 99cent toys.What has happened to our heart? What has happened to our Eman?

    What can we do? We need to take vital actions. Please write an article how can we make a change. We can keep talking about humanitarian aid, but we need to stop this injustice. We need to stop turning a blind eye to the massive killing of human lives.

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    • Ibrahim

      That is a debunked Zionist talking point. Way to relieve the murderous genocidal IDF of any fault on the occupied.

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    • Ismail

      Sure. What else? Hamas shouldn’t have fired rockets from a beach consisting of 4 young boys playing football? Or Hamas shouldn’t have fired rockets from a children’s park on Eid? The pathetic excuses you Zionists make sound like broken records now. Just stop.

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      • Asad

        Fear Allah Ismail.
        Alhamdulillah I am muslim and you accuse me of being the worst of the yahuud????
        Do you not know of the ahadeeth of accusing another muslim of being a kafir?

        I by no means agree with the actions of the IDF.
        Everybody knows that the IDF will launch missiles to the coordinates where hamas rockets are being fired from. Israel care little if there are going to be children there. This is my point: knowing this information, why would hamas launch rockets from these locations. They have knowingly endangered these childrens lives.

        Fear Allah Ismail, fear Allah.

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      • M. Mahmud

        Fear Allah Asad, fear Allah. You blame Muslims for attempting to free themselves from Yahudi oppression? Why don’t you put yourself in their shoes and feel the pain of the blockade year after year.

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    • Ishak

      MM should take a stance against these Zionist trolls infesting this place using ‘Fear Allah’ as an expression for mockery. IDF are running a worldwide campaign where people are actually under their payroll to spread misnomers and misconceptions against the Palestinian resistance, we must not let these barbarians take over our electronic media. Notice how none of them expressed their sorrow regarding the plight of the children, but jumped on the Hamas-blaming bandwagon as a means to divert our attention from the topic of discussion here? Really, this explains everything about them.

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      • Asad

        Wow. Another one thinks I’m a Jewish Zionist!
        What do I need to do to prove I’m muslim?
        I paraphrased a Hadith which is saheeh and enjoined the good (as prescribed in our deen) yet get accused of being kafir.
        I’ll come looking for you ishak on al yaum ul qiyama. I will meet you on al qantara

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    • Aly Balagamwala

      Readers are requested not to start labeling people as Zionist, pronounce takfir, etc if their views differ from yours. If the viewpoint differs, please try convince them otherwise.

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