The Israeli human rights group B'Tselem http://www.btselem.org/ describes the incident as follows:
'On 4 January 2009, at the start of the ground phse of Operation Cast lead, about 100 members of the extended Samouni family were uddled inside one house in the Zeitoun neighbourhood of Gaza City. The next morning, an Israeli airstrike killed 21 people inside the house, including 9 children and 10 women, and injured dozens of other family members.
During the next 2 days, the army refused access to medical teams in spite of being informed of the trterrible outcome by family members who managed to escape the bombed homes and to human rights and humanitarian organisations, including B'Tselem.
When medics managed to get to site, they found four small children next to their dead mothers in one of the houses, and evacuated several wounded people.
The army refused permission to evacuate the bodies and they remained in the rubble for a further two weeks.'
It seems that in my opinion that the Queen of England
If like me you feel uneasy about this diamond being on display at the Tower of London you can leave them a message on their facebook page which I did yesterday.http://www.facebook.com/TOL.London
The comment will probably dissapear quite quickly but at least you will be sending them a message.
A first person account of the Zeitoun killings in Gaza
The smell of Death
Thanks to London BDS
Sammoni family appeal
to the Queen.