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Who will stop these mad child killers?

Editors face this dilemma in the newsroom almost on a daily basis. Every time there's a slaughter of innocent which is like a daily occurrence these days, those in the news business face the predicament: To publish or not to publish? I agree with many of my colleagues that some of these gory images of the carnage, this mindless bloodletting with bodies of children, youths in their prime and desperate men and women carrying their loved ones in their arms, are not most pleasant to look at the first thing in the morning.

In fact, given a choice that's the last thing most of us would want to see when we pick up the newspaper in the morning.

Most journalists, media networks and their audiences around the world are understandably sick and tired of going on and on about the 'Palestine problem'. If many of them often suffer from what you would call the 'coverage fatigue,' you can't really blame them.

Why are the Palestinians dying all over again? They are dying because they want to live in dignity. They refuse to submit themselves to the tyranny and the disgrace of occupation.

Like you and me, they want nothing from life but to live in peace, security and dignity — in the comfort of their homes, with their loved...

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