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Middle East conflict: human lives as a calculation

The war in Gaza is a war waged by both sides without a strategic goal, solely with the will of mutual harm and deterrence. The price is always the same.

By Peter M√ľnch, Tel Aviv

The war is always a war of images. These pictures show the ruins of a residential building in the Gaza Strip, in which more than 40 members of an extended Palestinian family died on Sunday. The youngest victim was an infant. On the other side of the front you can see Israelis fleeing panic into shelters - rocket alarms. You can see the impact on the upper floor of a residential building in Sderot, which killed a five-year-old. They are images of horror and they do not want to match the tones with which both sides justify this war.

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