One year ago, after a visit to Israel and Gaza, Baird had this to say about the Israeli side: ?The amount of physical destruction and the depth of human suffering here in Israel is staggering. Schools hit by Hamas rockets completely leveled, innocent civilians killed while walking the street by the Palestinian rocket fire. The personal stories of children being killed in their homes or schools, entire families wiped out, and relief workers prevented from evacuating the wounded are heart wrenching ? what went on here, and what is continuing to go on, is shocking and troubling beyond words.?
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