On the other side of the wall …

Since most blogs and other non-msm online outlets are covering the Lebanese side of events, it is worth having a post on what is happening on the other side.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency has been trying to negotiate a cease-fire so medical and food supplies can get into the camp, according to Richard Cook, who works with the UNRWA.

George Ketaneh, national director of the Lebanese Red Cross, said his group is “receiving a lot of calls” and trying to help those in need, but it is severely limited in what it can do amid the violence.

“We are under siege,” Hisham Yacoub, a Palestinian, told Reuters by telephone from within the camp.

And Mohammed Abu Laila, also talking by phone from the camp, told Reuters “there’s no water, no electricity or milk for the children.”

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