BBC's Aleem Maqbool reported:

"Tens of thousands of Palestinians have been left destitute by Israel's three-week offensive against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, the UN estimates."

"The United Nations says that some 50,800 people are now homeless and 400,000 are without running water."

"Correspondents in Gaza City say entire neighbourhoods have been flattened and bodies are still being recovered."

"Israel says it will allow 143 trucks loaded with humanitarian aid into Gaza plus 60,000 litres of fuel."

This video is from BBC, broadcast Jan. 19, 2009.

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